As part of a measure to limit contacts for students that will be returning to the classroom next month, Algoma District School Board wants to get an answer from families in short order in a survey issued late last week that will provide the Board with the exact number of those returning.
Board Director Lucia Reese says she recognizes this is a big decision and parents and guardians have lot of anxiety over what to do during the pandemic.
She says it is important they get a definitive answer from parents or guardians as they establish cohorts at both the elementary and secondary levels…

Reese says the deadline for the survey is tomorrow…

She says the Board is following provincial guidelines when it comes to the safety measures and adds they will call families if they don’t hear from them as a followup to try and get an answer.
Reese says she was pleased with the initial responses to the survey which has numbered almost 17-hundred within the first few days.
ADSB has also received approximately 500-thousand dollars in special funding from the province to provide support for a return to the classroom and about 220-thousand dollars of it will go directly to enhanced cleaning and custodial staffing.