OCSTA concerned about disruption and calls for mandatory vaccination of eligible students and staff

TORONTO, January 3, 2022 / CNW / – “In response to today’s government announcement that the reopening of school learning will be delayed by two weeks, OCSTA, on behalf of the Catholic District School Boards we represent, rely on the expertise of medical health experts arriving at these difficult decisions and we remain determined to support Catholic school boards in their priority on the health, safety and well-being of their students and their children. staff, ”said the President of OCSTA, Patrick daly.

“While we have not been consulted on recent decisions, we very much regret the disruption this has caused to students, staff and parents,” added Mr. Daly.

“We continue to call on the government to prioritize students and all school staff to receive all vaccine doses for which they are eligible and to add COVID-19 to the list of designated diseases in the Regulations of the Ontario 261/13 Diseases designated under the Pupil Immunization Act (ISPA).

We express our deep gratitude to the system and school leaders, teachers, support staff, students, parents and administrators for their heroic service and understanding throughout this unprecedented time. “

The Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association is the provincial voice for publicly funded Catholic education. Founded in 1930, OCSTA represents the interests of Catholic school boards which collectively educate approximately 600,000 students in Ontario, Kindergarten to Grade 12.

SOURCE Association of Catholic School Trustees of Ontario

For More Information: For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Sharon McMillan, Director of Communications, [email protected]/ 416-460-7937

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