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School pandemic planning ‘a moving, living beast’ [Video]

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While Ontario residents have had a sneak peek at what the school year will look like, they’ll have to wait until the end of the week for the full picture to emerge.

Cathy Abraham, president of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), said there have been hiccups as everyone learns new routines and protocols but in general the return to school has gone well.

Most school boards opted for a staggered start — and in the case of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), the start of classes was put off until this week.

Boards won’t really know what their schools look like until they’re at their new capacity, and even that could change as parents either opt in or out of sending their children into classrooms, Abraham said.

“This whole pandemic and pandemic planning has been a moving target,” Abraham said. “It’s a moving, living beast.”

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