So ONT gets BILLIONS from the fed gov't for COVID recovery and, instead of putting some of that $$$ into making schools safe for children, @Sflecce tells school boards to USE THEIR OWN RESERVES ($500M total in Ont) to pay for extra safety measures, like more staff.
Staff payroll is a PROV responsibility. This is why @fordnation was so bent on ⬆️ class size avgs over the last few yrs. To save $$$.
For every 22 Ss, they were paying for 1 T; now it's 23:1.
They don't want to pay for more, even just for a yr or two during an emergency.
My biggest safety concern w/ starting back to school in September isn't COVID.
It's that Stephen Lecce is our Minister of Education.
He will be the one making decisions about our kids' safety and education. And we should all be very concerned.
When it comes to implementing a plan that will ensure safety of students & staff, while also serving ALL students & not just a few, we can't trust a person who...
✖️has no experience attending a public school (which would be okay if he actually believed in quality publicly-funded education that helps bridge the gaps between the haves and have-nots but he doesn't so...)