A local doctor who is also a mother has written a letter to the Near North School Board expressing her support for a full reopening of schools in the district and school board this September.
Dr Ann Marie McKenna's letter is included in tonight's board agenda. The letter details the specific rationale for her stance -- based on the mental health of children and parents, challenges posed by e-learning, logistics of providing childcare without school and evidence for safe re-opening from other areas.
In a reply to the letter, Board Chair Jay Aspin thanked her, and said it will be considered by the trustees and ensured any decision will prioritize the health and safety of students and staff.
With files from CKAT