ONE on ONE with Ontario’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce about teachers’ union negotiations

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Published December 13, 2022 at 1:28 pm

Khaled Iwamura chats with Ontario’s Minister of Education Stephen Lecce about strikes, union negotiations, police officers in schools and much more.

Questions:

Just announced updates to Ontario’s Grade 10 Introduction to Computer Studies course, which was last updated in 2008. Why do you think was important to update this course now?

How are the negotiations with the four major teachers’ unions going so far? Do you anticipate further strike action in the future?

Peel Police board recently discussed bringing school police officers back to school, what’s your opinion on that?

Is there any specific funding coming to schools in Brampton and Mississauga for repairs or renovations or improved ventilation?·

In 2020, the province appointed Bruce Rodrigues to oversee the Peel school board amid allegations of racism in the school system. How much longer will the supervisor be in place and why has he been there for so long?·

Can you tell us about what’s happening with the Ontario Autism Program? Also, how do respond to people who say schools need more EAs and support staff for children with special needs?

Are there any plans to reintroduce mask mandates in schools?
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