Jun 19, 2020
By Christine Ross
Ontario says school boards will prepare three scenarios for the return to school in September, but the education minister expects there to be a mix of in-class and online learning. Premier Doug Ford says with different areas of the province at different stages of reopening, the same should apply to school boards, so there won’t be a one-size-fits-all approach in schools.
“We simply can’t provide a blanket solution for the whole province, we need to provice school boards the tools and guidelines to get kids back to the classroom,” said Ford.
Education Minister Stephen Lecce says he expects all students to start September with the blended model, which will see no more than 15 students in class and attending on alternating days or weeks.
He says parents will be able to choose to have students in schools or continue with online learning.