Lecce to make education announcement on Thursday afternoon

Aug 13 2020, 4:39 pm

Education Minister Stephen Lecce is set to make an announcement on Thursday afternoon with the Chief Medical Officer.

At 3:45 pm Lecce and Dr. David Williams will hold a press briefing at Queens Park.

On Wednesday, Premier Doug Ford said that Lecce had an announcement, that would be delivered later in the week.

Lecce is likely to address Ontario’s back-to-school plan, which has raised some concern over classroom size for elementary students which will not be reduced for kindergarten to Grade 3.

However, Ford and Lecce have defended their decisions saying it was based on the “best medical minds” and classroom sizes are already the lowest in the country.

They also emphasized that no other plan in the country has mandated students wear masks Grade 4 and up, and that Ontario is investing the most money per student.

On July 30, the announced an additional $309 million funding for schools in order for students to have a conventional five-day week.

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