OPSBA Media Releases
Survey finds some Ontario parents planning to keep children home from school in September
CTV News, Jul. 16, 2020
TORONTO — Ontario’s back to school plans could be complicated by a new poll that suggests more than ten per cent of parents would likely keep their child home this September over COVID-19 fears.
Mounting pressure to reopen schools in the fall
City TV News, Jul. 14, 2020
The premier says he wants children in class five days a week when school returns. Cynthia Mulligan reports on what that means for school children and the new term.
Waterloo Region health officials to work on back-to-school plan
CTV News Kitchener, Jul. 10, 2020
KITCHENER — Region of Waterloo Public Health officials are starting to work on a plan to send kids back to school in September.
Students are expected to return to the classroom after Labour Day.
Directors of education don’t need to be teachers, province proposes
The Toronto Star, Jul. 8, 2020
The Ontario government plans to remove the requirement that a director of education — the person at the helm of a school board — must be a teacher.
While some welcomed the move to broaden the hiring pool, others warned classroom experience is essential.
Premier Ford roundup: stage 3, school start, migrant misinformation and Goldie getting shut down
Newstalk 1010 (iHeartRadio), Jul. 3, 2020
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says late July is “pretty close” for the launch of Stage 3 of the province’s economic reopening plan.
“I just don’t have the crystal ball, I can’t give you an exact date,” he said Friday. “We’re doing everything we can and we’re moving responsibly.”
What high school in Ontario could look like this fall: One credit at a time, for five weeks. ‘Almost like summer school’
The Toronto Star, Jul. 1, 2020
This fall, high school could look a lot more like summer school.
As boards work to find ways to limit contact between students to reduce the spread of COVID-19, secondary school poses a particular problem: How to do that when teens typically take four credits each semester, or eight over an entire year, with different teachers and classmates in each?