(Montreal) Quebec’s decision to reopen schools has been welcomed by teachers and school principals, but Education Minister Jean-Franకోois Roberz is expected to give a press conference on Friday.
Elementary schools will reopen next Monday, and high school students will return to class on January 18th. The mask is mandatory in the classroom from the 5th year. Quebec High School offers students and teachers two procedural masks per day.
“Teachers told us that students like to be in the classroom rather than away,” explained Josie Scholabrin, president of the Federation of Education Unions. “It simply came to our notice then. We want to hear about air quality and the pressure that needs to be removed from behind students. We are having an extraordinary year and it needs extraordinary evaluations, ”she continued.
Prime Minister Franois Legalt explained on Wednesday that his education minister would take stock in two days. At this press conference, it becomes a question of ventilation in schools, which is considered by many to be a mistake.
“Giving masks to everyone is all good and good, but scientists have shown that the virus is mainly transmitted by aerosols. Therefore, it is imperative that the government take immediate steps to monitor the air quality in all schools and, if necessary, to improve it, ”President Sonia Othiyar said in a press release. CSQ’s.
Jean-Franకోois Roberz will train students in need of “school reorganization”, but also address the mental health of young people.
Among other demands from the school community, the Federation of Private Educational Institutions seeks to reduce the weight of the first report card of the year.
“Failed student at 1Is Despite all his efforts, the report card can be discouraging if he is less likely to succeed in his year. By reducing the weight of the first report card, we give him more way to recover and it increases his academic motivation, ”said David Bowles.
The Quebec des Committees, which represent parents in Montreal and Laval, are asking the ministry to cancel the exams this year, as it did last year.
“Wise decision,” school principals say
The Quebec Federation of Educational Institutions and the Montreal Association of Educational Institutions also welcomed the announcement from Quebec.
“This is great news. We are ready to add some sanitary measures to get the students back as soon as possible so that the students are in school for their success,” he said. Tap Nicholas Privost, President of the Quebec Federation of Educational Institution Managers.
“Over the past few months we have learned to keep our schools safe from the pandemic and we are able to continue this by tightening the measures recommended by public health. It is the right thing to do for educational success, mental health and protection of vulnerable children,” said Kathleen Legault, president of the Montreal Association of School Administrators in a press release. Announced.