School Re-Opening - July 30/20

Premier Ford and Minister Lecce announced our government’s plan for the safe reopening of school for students, staff and school communities this September.

The government has unveiled a plan that prioritizes student health and safety, provides school boards with unprecedented resources and flexibility to implement this plan, and accommodates regional differences in public health dynamics.

All publicly-funded elementary schools will be reopening province-wide, five days a week.

Most secondary schools will start the school year in an adapted model of part-time attendance. Class cohorts of up to 15 students will alternate between attending in-person and on line, with at least half of the time in-class. Secondary schools with lower risk will reopen with a normal daily schedule, five days a week.

As always, our government respects parents’ choice and therefore parents will have the choice of whether or not their child will attend school in-person. Meanwhile, school boards will ensure remote learning is available for all students.

To support the reopening of schools in September, the government is investing over $300 million in targeted, immediate, and evidence-informed investments to maximize the safety and well-being of Ontario’s 2 million students. 

News Release:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/07/ontario-releases-plan-for-safe-reopening-of-schools-in-september.html

 

Guide to Reopening Schools Document:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/guide-reopening-ontarios-schools?share=df1f50a0-d1a2-11ea-8b1a-e3b1c683b5f9&_ga=2.256039438.401984356.1595869694-337255804.1593191447

Minister Lecce’s Posts:

https://twitter.com/Sflecce/status/1288904899816755203

https://www.facebook.com/181894852399951/posts/672305993358832/?d=n