Friday, October 30

Stephen Lecce

Back to School, Coroanvirus, COVID-19, Local, Provincial, Stephen Lecce

School reopening plan coming next week, Lecce says, as critics urge more funding – The Canadian News

A new plan to reopen the Ontario’s schools in September is coming next week, the province’s education minister said Thursday, conceding that the government could do more to provide resources and training to staff in light of the pandemic. During a news conference at a school in Brampton, Stephen Lecce said he is finalizing the reopening plans with provincial health officials including Ontario’s chief medical officer. The development comes after weeks of pressure from parents and educators for more details about the plan to reopen schools. “We’re finalizing the health protocols, working very closely with the chief medical officer and the best pediatric minds in the nation that are informing the plan. We believe we’ll be able to unveil it next week,” Lecce said. “That will incl...