Parents need province’s plan for school reopening soon

"While a lot will change over three months' time, the provincial government owes it to parents to provide at least a partial picture soon of what the new school year will look like, and what their role will be in their kids' education."

There are still three months until school resumes in September, and parents are no doubt already wondering: How will it work this year?

Their kids have been home since mid-March, studying online with help from mom and dad. When school does go back to the classroom, what will their lives look like?

The usual five days in a class with 20 or 25 other kids and a teacher or two almost certainly isn't possible at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Granted, three months is a long time when Ontario is still in the process of fighting the spread of COVID. A lot needs to change before things approach normal.

And while a lot will change over three months' time, the provincial government owes it to parents to provide at least a partial picture soon of what the new school year will look like, and what their role will be in their kids' education.

It's time to start unmuddying the picture, just a bit.

Written by Editorial
St. Catharines Standard
June 5, 2020
Contributed by the Here For Students Staff
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