June 18, 2020
ETT is Taking Action For a Safe Return to Schools
As we prepare for the final weeks of the 2019-2020 school year and look towards the summer recess, there are still many unanswered questions as to what we may expect this September.
While we have yet to receive fulsome information from the Ministry of Education, please know that your leadership at ETT has been working tirelessly on your behalf to ensure that any potential return is done so safely.
ETT is monitoring the changing situation regarding COVID-19, providing input to the TDSB with regards to teacher and student safety, and pushing back as necessary. We are also working with the Joint Health and Safety Committee, the Health and Safety Department, as well as the Board itself.
While much of this work is happening behind the scenes, members can be assured that our collective voices are being heard.
Thank you to members who have completed the recent Health and Safety survey. We have heard your concerns regarding:
- Person Protective Equipment (PPE);
- availability of soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer;
- class sizes and congregated classes;
- air quality;
- water fountains and washrooms;
- school buses;
- library books;
- school supplies;
- mental health supports; and
- much more.
In the event that schools re-open, there is much that must be done to ensure the safety of teachers, the students in our care, and other school staff. We appreciate that the last few months have been very difficult in so many ways. Please, stay safe and know that ETT is taking action to ensure your health and safety.
Should you have any further Health and Safety concerns, please respond with your thoughts and concerns using the form provided below.