During a Limestone County School Board meeting Wednesday evening, a motion was passed whereby the school board would send a letter to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, the local medical officer of health, Dr. Peter Oglaza and the Minister of Education. Stephen Lecce.
The letter will include a list of back-to-school demands for thousands of students across the district and county.
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The last point in the amended proposal requests an update of the Schoolchildren Act to include the COVID-19 vaccine as mandatory for students.
In addition, the letter will request continued tracking and public reporting of COVID-19 cases within schools, implementation of a ‘test to come back’ strategy, as well as funding for COVID-related supplies such as masks and rapid antigen tests.
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They will also require that all expenses related to the pandemic be reimbursed, that additional staff are funded to help operate distance learning, and that the district work towards being able to offer more Internet options to students in remote and rural areas.
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