OPSBA in the Media – January 2021

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Request by PECI student Rhianna Harris gains traction with HPEDSB trustees
The Picton Gazette, Jan. 27, 2021
Following the request of a PECI student in October, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) members approved recommendations to encourage and honour Black History Month during February as well as to encourage and honour Pride Month during June; and encourage and honour National Indigenous History Month in June.

Data supports return to school, Peterborough medical officer of health says
The Peterborough Examiner, Jan. 22, 2021
Amid declining rates of COVID-19 cases and a local test positivity rate of 1.1 per cent, medical officer of health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra says it’s time for Peterborough kids to return to school.

Schools in only 7 regions to reopen Monday
The Canadian Press, Jan. 20, 2021
TORONTO — Schools in just seven public health units in southern Ontario will reopen to in-person learning on Monday while the rest will continue teaching students online, the province announced Wednesday.

Schools in seven regions — including Grey Bruce, Kingston, Peterborough, Haliburton — to open for in-person classes on Monday
The Toronto Star, Jan. 20, 2021
Schools in Grey Bruce, Peterborough, Haliburton and Kingston are among those in southern Ontario allowed to open their doors to students to attend class in person, starting Monday.

Schools to remain closed until Feb. 10 in Toronto, Peel, York, Hamilton, Windsor
The Toronto Star, Jan. 12, 2021
Students in five Ontario COVID-19hot spots will keep learning online until Feb. 10, but experts say given the post-holiday spike in cases among kids, they — and their teachers — need to be tested before anyone returns to school in person.

School Boards Continue To Advocate For Student Success And Well-Being
weeklyvoice.com, Jan. 11, 2021
Toronto, January 4, 2021 – As we move forward into 2021, with remaining uncertainty during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the advocacy of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) on behalf of Ontario’s English public school boards remains steady and strong.

Schools in southern Ontario staying closed to in-person learning until Jan. 25
Canadian Press, Jan. 7, 2021
TORONTO — All schools in southern Ontario will remain closed for in-person learning until Jan. 25, a move the government said was needed to protect students and staff from surging rates of COVID-19.