Schools will remain closed until May

Yesterday the Minister of Education announced that Ontario was extending school and child care closures until the beginning of May as part of its fight against the spread of COVID-19. (FYI, school closures don’t fall under Ontario’s emergency powers; rather, the Minister takes guidance from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health). 

At the same time, the Minister announced the second phase of the province’s Learn at Home program. CUPE education workers had the heads-up on this, as in the past few days custodians have been asked to let staff into schools to retrieve materials and IT staff asked to look at redeploying computer equipment. Click on the link below to read more.

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