Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ministry of Education to host Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday night

A chance for parents, guardians, students and staff of schools across British Columbia to ask questions on the path ahead to resume education comes up this Wednesday, with the Province set to host a Virtual Townhall on themes of education.

The session to be hosted at 7:15 on Wednesday evening, will include Education Minister Rob Fleming and Stephanie Higginson the President of the British Columbia School Trustees Association.

The Moderator and host for the session will be Ravi Khalon, the Parliamentary Secretary for Forests, Lands, Natural Resources and Rural Development.

Those wishing to submit questions in advance can do so here, the deadline to submit your inquiry for consideration is Noon hour of the 20th.

The event will be streamed live on the BC Government Facbebook page or YouTube Channel.

Participants can also submit questions through the Facbeook portal during the streamcast.

Last Week, Premier Horgan and Minister Fleming outlined the province's plan to resume in class room instruction in June for those parents who may wish to access that option.

The larger program will see a full return to in class instruction, though in a very different way than the past come this September.

“British Columbians have worked hard to flatten our curve. As we move into the next phase of our pandemic plan after the May long weekend, the science shows us that we’re ready to bring students back to school safely on a gradual and part-time basis. This will be welcome news for many families who have struggled to adjust to remote and online learning, and for parents who are going back to work. At every step, we will move slowly and make health and safety our top priority. B.C. has done well under the guidance of our provincial health officials, and now is the time to take this next step together.” -- Premier John Horgan

You can review those notes here, making for a bit of research  prior to the Town hall on Wednesday night.

For more notes related to education in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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