The decision to return to in-classroom learning will depend on how many COVID-19 cases at that time and advice from public health officials
It’s looking like a full return to the classroom is on the books come September for the Toronto District School Board.
TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird said Friday the Ministry of Education has asked school boards to plan for “no COVID-related funding at this time, meaning that we will plan for in-person learning.”
However, in-person learning will depend on the status of the pandemic closer to September and the board will heed the advice of public health officials, Bird said.
“As a result, the TDSB is making contingency plans for the need for remote, virtual learning in addition to in-person learning should this be necessary,” he said.
Roughly 160,000 Ontario students are currently learning in-person, while around 80,000 continue to do virtual learning, according to 680 News.
The TDSB is still mulling whether or not virtual classroom sessions will be an option. A decision will reportedly be made in late spring, said Bird.