June 2, 2021
For a number of weeks, the OCSTA on behalf of Ontario’s 29 Catholic District School Boards has strongly advocated for a regional re-opening of schools. This past Friday in response to Premier Ford’s invitation, we restated our conviction that subject to consultation between local public health units and school boards, students should be permitted to and would benefit from in-school learning.
While understanding the need for caution, we support the many medical health experts and public health units who have as well advocated for a return to in-school learning.
Despite our deep concern with the decision, we know that system and school leaders, teachers and support staff who serve in Catholic schools and the trustees who govern them will continue to work heroically in the best interest of the students entrusted to their care.
Patrick J. Daly