The Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association (OECTA) has launched Safe Schools Now, a new campaign calling on the Ford government to invest in and implement safety measures recommended by the Ontario Science Table.
"Despite having more than 18 months to develop a plan to address COVID-19 in our schools and make the investments necessary for a safe learning environment, the Ford government has refused to act, threatening in-person learning," says OECTA President Barb Dobrowolski. They are also calling for the implementation of recommendations from the Ontario Science Table and SickKids hospital.
The Financial $12 billion in cuts forecast over the next decade according to the Financial Accountability Office (FAO).
The group is asking for the following recommendations:
"Catholic teachers are inviting all educators, parents, and Ontarians to join us in calling on this government to act and invest in a safe and sustainable school year," Dobrowolski said.
To learn more about the campaign visit the Safe Schools website.
Saeed Akhtar, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Milton Reporter, Milton Reporter