OPSBA in the Media – August 2021

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Survey For Parents with Kids Returning To School
GoNorthumberland.ca – Aug. 25, 2021
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is offering a survey in conjunction with the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). This is in regards to Ontario’s elementary and secondary students preparing to return to their public schools this fall for the first time since the spring.

Back-to-school anticipation has become a time of great anxiety for many families
The Globe and Mail – Aug. 21, 2021
Only days after Brampton, Ont., mother Arvinder Singh responded to a Peel District School Board e-mail confirming she would send both of her children back for in-person learning next month, she began to feel uneasy. “I’m sitting on the edge, biting my fingernails,” she said.

Ontario premier to meet with cabinet to discuss mandatory vaccinations for health-care, education workers: sources
CTV News – Aug. 16, 2021
TORONTO — Premier Doug Ford will meet with his cabinet tonight to discuss the possibility of making it mandatory for healthcare and education workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, sources tell CTV News Toronto.

School board association calls on Ford government to make vaccines mandatory for staff and eligible students
Barrie 360 – Aug. 14, 2021
The Ford government is being urged by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) to introduce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for schools “as quickly as possible.”

School board association pushing for mandatory vaccinations
Blackburn News – Aug. 14, 2021
The association representing public district school boards and public school authorities across Ontario is calling on the provincial government to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for those attending its schools.

Ontario’s big city mayors call for proof of vaccination system in the province
The Canadian Press – Aug. 13, 2021
TORONTO – Mayors representing the majority of Ontarians are pushing the province to establish a vaccine certification system as a top science adviser says that without one, the Delta variant may overwhelm the health-care system.

School board association asks Ford to make vaccination mandatory for staff and eligible students
CTV News – Aug. 13, 2021
TORONTO — The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association is calling on the Ford government to introduce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for schools “as quickly as possible.”

Ontario school boards call on province to institute mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for staff
insauga.com – Aug. 13, 2021
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association, with 1.3 million students under its umbrella, has sent the letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce.

COVID-19: Government to require all federal employees to be vaccinated
Ottawa Citizen – Aug. 13, 2021
The Canadian government will require that federal employees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Toronto school board trustees push for mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for staff
The Toronto Star – Aug. 13, 2021
Two Toronto District School Board trustees have brought forward an emergency motion to require COVID-19 vaccinations or testing for all staff at the board.

Masks on, schools told for September as long-awaited provincial guidance unveiled
The Toronto Star – Aug. 3, 2021
Back to school this fall for Ontario’s two million students isn’t quite back to normal, but there will be fewer COVID-19restrictions than the 2020-21 year.

Back-to-school plan includes indoor masking, no vaccine mandate
Toronto Sun – Aug. 3, 2021
The long-awaited plan for a return to Ontario’s schools outlines rules for masks, distancing, pre-school screening, and more.