OPSBA in the Media – May 2020

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OPSBA Media Releases

OPSBA signs deal with secondary school teachers, education workers
Sudbury.com, May 23, 2020
The Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) has signed a three-year contract with the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation for both teachers and education workers (OSSTF) under the terms of a tentative settlement reached April 20.
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All 3-year education contracts in Ontario now ratified
The Toronto Star, May 22, 2020
Ontario school boards have now ratified three-year deals with all teacher and support staff unions after a round of tough negotiations that led to work-to-rule campaigns and frequent one-day strikes.

‘I’m just not going to risk it:’ Ford announces Ontario schools closed for year
The Canadian Press, May 19, 2020
TORONTO — Ontario schools will stay closed for the rest of the school year, Premier Doug Ford announced Tuesday, saying that returning children to the classroom isn’t worth the risk while the province continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Remainder of school year will be at home
The Cochrane Times Post, May 19, 2020
Earlier today, the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce told parents and students across the province that distance learning will be the norm for the remainder of this school year.

Ontario schools will remain closed until the end of June
The Toronto Star, May 19, 2020
Schools will remain closed until the end of June for Ontario’s 2 million students, and all summer overnight camps are cancelled.

Reschedule and rescue grads and proms, urges Education Minister Stephen Lecce
The Toronto Star, May 11, 2020
Ontario school boards say they will hold graduation ceremonies for students — even if celebrations are put off until the summer, fall or whenever it is deemed safe by health officials.

What about hacking or lack of privacy? Teachers unions share concerns about live video conferencing
The Toronto Star, May 11, 2020
Teachers’ unions say they are worried about hacking, equity and a lack of privacy when it comes to the real-time, online learning the education minister is urging.

Ontario asks school board staff to work at long-term-care homes
simcoe.com, May 9, 2020
The province is now allowing school board employees to step up and work at hospitals, long-term-care homes, retirement homes and women’s shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ETFO votes to ratify agreement with province
The Minden Times, May 1, 2020
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario has announced that its members have voted to ratify an agreement with the provincial government, the Ontario Public School Board Association, and the Council of Trustees’ Associations.