• Stephen Lecce, MPP

Ontario Making Additional Investments to Keep Students and Staff Safe

February 01, 2021

As more students return to class today, the Ontario government is providing an additional $381 million, provided through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund, to keep schools safe from COVID-19. Although transmission in schools has been low, this funding will be used to improve air quality and ventilation in schools, support online learning, promote student mental health and hire additional staff. With this new funding, schools will have been provided with more than $1.6 billion to better protect students, staff, and families. "To protect Ontario students and staff, and with the aim of reopening all schools, we have again strengthened our plan with tougher measures and new