Ford to make announcement with education minister today

Jul 9 2020, 1:42 pm

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is set to make an announcement with Education Minister Stephen Lecce today.

Earlier in June, Lecce unveiled the safety guidelines and plans for schools returning in September.

The government is instructing school boards to be prepared with a plan, should it be required, that includes an adapted delivery model, which could include alternate day or alternate week attendance, staggered bell times and recess, and different transportation arrangements, among a variety of other considerations to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Under this model, school boards are asked to maintain a limit of 15 students in a typical classroom at one time and adopt timetabling that would allow for students to remain in contact only with their classmates and a single teacher for as much of the school day as possible.

Along with Ford and Lecce, Health Minister Christine Elliot and Ontario’s advocate for community opportunities, Jamil Jivani, will also be at the daily briefing.

The press conference will be held at Queens Park at 1 pm.

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