Advertisement

Limestone District School Board to ask province to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

Click to play video: 'Limestone District School Board to ask province to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory' Limestone District School Board to ask province to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory
The letter from board trustees includes 9 requests for supplies like N-95 masks for students and more rapid tests – Jan 13, 2022

During Wednesday evening’s Limestone District School Board meeting, a motion was passed which will see the school board write a letter to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, the local Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza and Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce.

In the letter will be a list of demands pertaining to the return to school for thousands of students across the region and the province.

Read more: COVID-19: Kingston area students, parents, school boards pivot once again to online learning

The last bullet point of the amended motion asks for an update to the School Pupils Act to include the COVID-19 vaccine as mandatory for students.

Story continues below advertisement

In addition, the letter will ask for continued tracking and public reporting of COVID-19 cases within schools, the implementation of a ‘test to return’ strategy, as well as funding for COVID-related supplies such as masks and rapid antigen tests.

They’ll also be asking for reimbursement for all pandemic-related expenses, funding for additional staff to help operate remote learning, and that the province work towards being able to offer more internet options for remote and rural students.

Click to play video: 'COVID-19: Ontario students, staff to each get 2 rapid tests when schools restart in person' COVID-19: Ontario students, staff to each get 2 rapid tests when schools restart in person
COVID-19: Ontario students, staff to each get 2 rapid tests when schools restart in person – Jan 12, 2022

Sponsored content