On Tuesday, TDSB Chair Alexander Brown said a rise in COVID-19 cases has caused parents to worry as students go back to school for the first time since March and are switching to virtual learning at the last minute.
The number of students switching to online classes is actively growing as coronavirus cases rise, forcing the school board to push back its virtual program to September 22.
“As the numbers start to creep up, I guess we all start to worry more. I guess this is one of the reasons we saw a shift back to virtual. Maybe some parents were fearful, and they want to wait and see where we are in a week or two, and I get that,” Brown said. “As the numbers go up, this is where the province needs to step in and make sure that we can ensure that our schools remain safe.”
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