Most Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills students taking pass on remote learning

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Published August 18, 2021 at 7:21 pm

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Few parents in Oakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills will be opting to having their children learn from home this year.

Even with a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic upon us, the Halton District School Board is saying only about six per cent of their students have opted to learn remotely come September.

The number of Oakville students choosing the virtual learning option is less than half of students the Toronto District School Board says have opted for the option to learn from home. Some 14 per cent in Toronto will not be in the class.

Halton’s numbers are similar to those of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, which also has roughly six per cent of students who will learn remotely.

At the Peel District School Board, about 18 per cent of elementary students and 20 per cent of high schoolers have opted for virtual learning.

Among the lowest, the Limestone District School Board based out of Kingston says only two per cent of its student will be learning remotely when school resumes.

Ontario’s Ministry of Education mandated that boards offer both in-person and virtual learning options for the coming academic year.

 

– with files from Canadian Press

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