The York Region school board has publicly apologized for the anti-Muslim, "discriminatory and disrespectful" social media postings of an elementary school principal.
"The board would like to apologize to the school community for failing to uphold the shared values of respecting human rights, inclusivity and student safety," says the statement, posted online, about the materials on Ghada Sadaka's Facebook page.
"In particular, we apologize to the Muslim students, parents and families of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Public School. We recognize that the posts impacted your sense of safety and inherent self-dignity."
The apology was part of a settlement of a human rights tribunal case launched by parents and the National Council of Canadian Muslims.