On Thursday, July 30, the Ministry of Education announced school reopening plans for September. TDSB staff are preparing a report as to how to operationalize the Ministry plans and it will be presented to Trustees at an August 4 special meeting of the Board. The TDSB remains committed to ensuring student and staff safety as it reviews the Ministry plans. Senior staff will need more details on TDSB funding levels to ensure the Ministry plans have sufficient financial support.
Now that the Ministry’s school reopening plans are known and once TDSB staff can provide the Board and parents with details on how the Ministry’s plans can be operationalized, the Board will be surveying parents to determine their intensions to send their child(ren) to school in September or keep them at home, opting for remote learning. This information will be essential for the TDSB to plan for staffing, class size and school space capacity. The Board will also be surveying staff. The surveys should begin in a week’s time.
Going forward, a comprehensive TDSB operational plan for reopening schools, based on the announced Ministry plans will be developed and communicated to parents, staff and our education partners.