OPSBA in the Media – April 2020

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OPSBA Media Releases

Ontario schools will stay closed until at least May 31
The Toronto Star, Apr. 26, 2020
Ontario’s publicly funded schools will remain closed until at least May 31 as part of the government’s ongoing “prudent approach” to contain the spread of COVID-19, Education Minister Stephen Lecce says.

Simcoe County teachers negotiate new contracts
simcoe.com, Apr. 22, 2020
Elementary and high school teachers in Simcoe County have negotiated new contracts.
The latest tentative deal was reached April 20 with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation.

E-Learning begins for students across Ontario today as COVID-19 closures continue
National Post, Apr. 6, 2020
TORONTO — Students across Ontario begin online learning today, more than three weeks after COVID-19 shuttered schools in the name of physical distancing.

Education workers reach a tentative settlement
collingwoodtoday.ca, Apr. 5, 2020
Toronto, April 4, 2020 – The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that the Council of Trustees’ Associations (CTA) and the provincial government have successfully negotiated a tentative settlement on central terms of a collective agreement with the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW).

OPSBA statement regarding the closure of all public schools through to May 4 and Phase 2 of the Learn at Home program
The Weekly Voice, Apr. 1, 2020
Toronto, March 31 – “The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving event that requires an unprecedented response.
School boards across Ontario greatly appreciate the direction and advice being provided by our provincial and local public health officials. Along with the Ministry of Education and our education partners, we are committed to providing the best possible continuity of learning for all of our students.