OPSBA in the Media – March 2022

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Schools are being impacted in Ontario’s 6th COVID-19 wave — but to what extent remains unclear
Toronto Star – April 6, 2022
After two years, Mississauga high school teacher Laura Kirby-McIntosh was “really excited” to return to the classroom last week for the first time since the start of the pandemic. It lasted five days.

OPSBA welcomes federal-provincial child care agreement – good news for children and families
Education News Canada – March 31, 2022
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) welcomes the announcement of a federal-provincial deal to provide Ontarians with $10-a-day child care, and 86,000 new spaces, by 2026.
OPSBA and its member boards have long advocated for high quality, affordable and accessible child care programs for children and their families. These programs are a necessity for millions of Ontarians and benefit a strong economy.

Toronto teacher says she’ll mask until her last student stops
Toronto Star – March 21, 2022
Toronto teacher Kelly Wright doesn’t know what to expect this week, now that staff and students have the option of being masked in school for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

Graduation ceremonies and proms must be held in person, Ontario schools will be told
Toronto Star – March 9, 2022
Ontario schools have been told to hold in-person graduation ceremonies and proms for Grade 12 this year, and that all assemblies should also be in person, the Star has learned.