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Mandatory masks for grades 1-12 for Halton District School Board students

Last Updated Aug 27, 2020 at 3:41 pm EDT

File---File picture taken Aug.5, 2020 shows pupils wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID19 walking to class to begin their school day in Godley, Texas. As Germany’s 16 states start sending millions of children back to school in the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, those used to the country’s famous “Ordnung” are instead looking at uncertainty, with a hodgepodge of regional regulations that officials acknowledge may or may not work. AP Photo/LM Otero, File

The HDSB is confirming September 14th as the start of the school year after a virtual town hall meeting last night.

Direction of Education Stuart Miller says the education plan is still fluid, and can change at any time.

“The ministry announced a change in some of the health and safety protocols, we now have to take a look at that to see how that fits in with what we were doing based on the old protocols, and the federal government announced additional funding. We don’t know how that rolls out, how much it is, what that means, but we’ll have to look at that in the next few days”

The Halton board also announced masks will be mandatory from grades 1 to 12 and that 16,000 students have already registered to learn online this year.

Find all our latest back-to-school coverage here.


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