ONTARIO — Stephen Lecce made a new statement today regarding the ongoing teacher strike. “We continue to stand up against the withdrawal of services to students in Upper Canada School Board and across the province. Teacher union leaders broke their promise to not adversely impact student learning by withdrawing services for our kids, including EQAO math testing, extracurriculars, and report cards.
We recognize the impact of union escalation on families is real. That’s why our government launched its Support for Parents initiative that puts money directly into the pockets of parents.
The immense uptake of our Support for Parents initiative speaks volumes to the level of uncertainty union-led strike action causes.
For decades, families have faced union job action far too often. Students deserve better, and most importantly, our government believes they deserve to be in class. We will continue our work with one focus: landing deals that keep students in class.”
As of January 28, the government has received 248,267 applications.
More information on the initiative can be found at http://ontario.ca/supportforparents or by calling 1-888-444-3770.