Jill Andrew MPP, Toronto–St. Paul's

Government of Ontario

Friday Update - COVID-19 - June 19th

Here are today’s new developments: 

  • Education Minister Stephen Lecce unveiled plans for what the upcoming school year will look like – sort of. The details provided include options for in-class learning, online learning or a medley of the two, with decisions left to local school boards. MPP Marit Stiles responded to the announcement, saying the plan lacks clarity, and leaves the heavy lifting to boards, without new funding to bolster the necessary adjustments and need for more staff. 

 Solutions we’re pushing for:

  • The government announced its per-student funding for the 2020-21 school year today, an amount MPP Marit Stiles called “pitiful,” as it amounts to just $250 more per student. Stiles said the amount won’t make up for Ford’s class-size hikes and course cuts last year, and fails to invest in what's needed for kids to catch up after months away from the classroom.