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COVID-19: Niagara board supports keeping schools closed
Athina and Carson McConkey pose in front of Crossroads Public School on the first day of school Tuesday, Sept. 3. (File photo/Dariya Baiguzhiyeva)

The District School Board of Niagara says it supports the province's decision to keep elementary and secondary schools closed for the remainder of this school year.

"The decision to close schools until the end of June was important for maintaining student, staff, and community health and safety," the school board said in a media release.

"Although school buildings will remain closed, there is still lots of learning to be done in the coming weeks. Our schools and teachers will continue to engage students with online education from their teacher(s), and through the DSBN Learn From Home website," the board said.

"Our students have been resilient in dealing with the change from classroom to virtual learning, and our parent community have supported their children’s efforts; we sincerely appreciate the work of our parent community."

The school board added that learning will continue for students via a summer learning program.

"This program will feature a broad range of subjects for all grades if they choose to enhance their learning during the summer. It will feature a much larger number and variety of credits than would typically be offered."

The school board said it will continue to work to "ensure that the 2019/2020 school year successfully concludes for all students and staff."

 

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