Ontario district eyes 4-day school week amid pandemic pressures

ONTARIO – Ontario School District officials are considering a move to four-day school weeks as teachers grapple with the demands of the Covid pandemic. 

“If I could ask for anything to make my job better, it would be for more time,” said one teacher in a meeting with district officials. “More time for paperwork, planning, and grading. These are things I'm working on every night and every Sunday.”

“I would really like time,” said another teacher. “I know we don't have a lot of it, but a little extra time would go a long way. It takes time to lesson plan for the digital equivalents that we are doing in the classroom that we are supposed to upload to Google Classroom, to communicate with parents (this last one I miss the most!!), and to give meaningful feedback to students.”

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