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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

P.E.I. Teachers’ Federation requests school shutdowns to be continued till Jan. 17

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Key takeaways: 

  • PEITF tense school outbreaks could direct to shortage of available professors.
  • Schools will stay shut till at least Jan. 10. 

The Teacher’s Federation asks for the extension of school shutdowns: 

The Prince Edward Island Teachers’ Federation is insisting the region postpone a return to in-person education another week.

In a report issued Monday, the federation stated it’s worried about how secure and tolerable a return to the classroom would be amid the fast spread of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases in the region.

Schools will be shut till at least Jan. 10 as COVID-19 cases increase exponentially in P.E.I. Classes will push back online beginning Wednesday, Jan. 5.

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PEI Teachers’ Fedration urge the government to continue the shutdown of schools till Jan 17

The PEITF stated it has requested the government and the Chief Public Health Office to stop the anticipated reopening till at least Jan. 17, and that any judgment to do so is re-evaluated ere that date.

In terms of maintaining these buildings running, it’s a massive, massive challenge directly at the moment.— Aldene Smallman.

“Island teachers made clear back in September of 2020 that they wanted a return to in-person education if it was secure to do so. So we certainly know that the best location for students is in the classroom,” president Aldene Smallman stated. “However, with this Omicron variant, we have worries around transmissibility.” Source – cbc.ca

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