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Chair Responds to Ontario Investments in Education

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Chair Responds to Ontario Investments in Education

Dawn Danko, Chair of the Board, responds to investments in education announced by the Ministry of Education on May 4.

“Today, HWDSB received from the Ministry of Education its Grants for Student Needs and Priority Partnership Funds. The supports and resources appear to be responsive to what school boards have advocated for during this challenging year.

The funding announcement confirmed that our return to normal in 2021-22 will not be as simple as flipping a switch. We need to carefully plan for a transition that continues to place the health, safety and learning needs of all students at the centre of our work.

For example, the province outlined costs associated with continued public health measures such as personal protective equipment. At the same time, resources will be directed to support learning recovery and fill achievement gaps, while also supporting student mental health and well-being in response to the impacts of COVID-19.

We all want to get to the other side of this pandemic as quickly as possible. In anticipation of the 2021-22 school year, we will continue to be ready for a conventional, adaptive, or remote learning scenario as we await direction on September start-up. Families will be able to decide if they wish to register for fully remote learning for next fall later this month.

In the meantime, we will keep our families updated on the state of in-person learning for this school year. We will review our Board’s funding allocations and develop a budget focused on student learning and well-being.”

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Updated on Wednesday, May 05, 2021.
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