Thursday, October 22

back-to-school

back-to-school, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Local, Ontario

Back-to-school plan raises fears and praise from Ontario parents – The Canadian News

Ontario parents and teachers have begun planning the back-to-school season now that the province has launched its plan for September, and some say they are concerned that the strategy is not doing enough to protect children from the COVID threat. -19. The Ontario Parent Action Network says the Progressive Conservative government has "abandoned" students instead of helping them return to school safely, while the province's four main teacher unions say the plan puts in place safety of staff and students alike. The plan, announced yesterday by Prime Minister Doug Ford and Education Minister Stephen Lecce, will see elementary students and many high school students return to school full time in September. Parents may also choose to keep their children out of class, and meetings mu...