The plans for school opening are poorly thought-out and, unfortunately, people could die because of this. The pandemic isn’t over; now is not the time to return to normal operations.
Have students come half time, two or two and one half days a week, supplemented by online learning. This would effectively cut class sizes in half.
Run meal and activity programs for students at community centres, especially in low-income areas.
As a former elementary school principal, I view the present rush to full-time attendance as a potential catastrophe.
It isn’t fair to students, parents or teachers.
Mike Bickerton, South Surrey