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Restart plan for B.C. schools expected Wednesday

Last Updated Jul 28, 2020 at 9:20 pm PDT

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VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — School will be back in session in about a month from now, and on Wednesday, parents, teachers and students can finally expect to hear what the restart plan will look like.

The ongoing pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty, but Education Minister Rob Fleming says the back to school plan could be altered in the weeks to come or after school starts.

“If there is a so-called second wave or if there are perhaps regional outbreaks, just as we plan to move forward to in-class instructions, we have to be prepared based on the circumstances of the virus and transmission to be able to nimbly move back,” he says.


The plan has been developed by a team that includes teachers and parents is one that will have to be flexible along with families and teaching staff.

“We certainly want to give certainty to parents, teachers, support staff about what the plan is going forward. We will have school districts work within the revised guidelines to provide additional details throughout the summer.”

There are five weeks before classes begin but Fleming says there will be regular updates throughout the summer to address questions and concerns.