TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ONTARIO:
Whereas, the 2021-2022 school year is the third school year impacted by COVID-19;
Whereas, attending school without disruption is vital for students’ academic success and wellbeing;
Whereas, as of October 1st, 2021, COVID-19 cases in schools represented 32% of all active COVID-19 cases in the province;
Whereas, parents and guardians need to be assured that their child is safe and healthy when at school, and that their child’s school will remain open to in-person instruction;
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to open temporary classroom spaces in libraries, previously locked classrooms, and community centres, hire thousands of more teachers, education workers and custodians, and ensure proper sanitation and ventilation in classrooms with touchless faucets and effective HVAC systems.