Tag: Schools

Police recover 82 tablets stolen from Peel Region schools during break and enters

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Police say they have recovered 82 iPad tablets stolen from Brampton, Ont. public schools over the last several months. Police in Peel Region say windows were smashed and iPads were stolen from elementary schools overnight on multiple occasions since July. Investigators say the incidents took place at six Brampton-area schools. They say…

COVID testing to begin in schools in Toronto, Peel, York, Ottawa

The provincial government will start asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 in schools in Toronto, Peel, York and Ottawa, Education Minister Stephen Lecce announced Thursday. Lecce also said that boards — some struggling because of a drop in enrolment due to the pandemic — will not see a corresponding drop in funding that is based on the…

Class sizes vital to curbing spread of COVID-19 in schools, Sick Kids experts say

As Ontario’s back-to-school plans face increased scrutiny with thousands of parents calling for smaller elementary class sizes, leaders at the Hospital for Sick Children say that keeping classroom numbers low enough to enable physical distancing is key to curbing transmission of COVID-19 in schools. Sick Kids President and CEO Dr. Ronald Cohn told the Star…