COVID-19 - School re-openings
WQSB asks for leniency in the reopening dates for Elementary schools and Daycare centers
Article published on 5 May 2020
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

The Western Québec School Board (WQSB) issued a press release on its website addressing the Quebec government’s plan for reopening preschools, elementary schools and daycare centers on May 11 in cold regions such as the Outaouais.

’’Western Québec wishes to make clear that while it respects the provincial directive to reopen elementary schools, it remains steadfast in its stand that in order to meet the directive, it must be assured that all safety standards and expectations for students and staff have been met. The Western Québec School Board is committed to the organization of all necessary procedures for a safe re-opening of elementary schools, and will not move forward unless all required standards have been met.’’ - WQSB press release.

According to the Chair of the WQSB Alain Guy, the Board is currently preparing for the reopening of Elementary schools though remains reserved on the reopening date as proposed by the Québec Government.

During Monday’s press briefing, Premier Francois Legault responded to a question on granting English School Boards more leniency for reopening schools. Though he remained firm on the government’s plan, adding that the parents will decide whether or not to send their child back to school.

As a reminder, there are four elementary schools and one day care center associated with the Western Quebec School board in the Pontiac:

MRC Pontiac:
- Dr S.E. McDowell Elementary School
- St. Johns Elemantary school
- Dr. Wilbert Keon School (K-11)

- Dr S.E McDowell School Daycare

MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais:
- Onslow Elementary school

More details will be made available later this week.

The full interview with Alain Guy is available here.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

André Fortin criticizes the CISSS de l'Outaouais' system

28 October 2020

The provincial deputy for Pontiac, André Fortin, criticized the measures put in place for the influenza vaccination campaign which will begin at the beginning of November. André Fortin believes that the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l'Outaouais does not have enough places (...)

lire la suite

Dave Blackburn does not intend to be a candidate in the next election

28 October 2020

The most recent Conservative candidate in the most recent federal election, Dave Blackburn, announced yesterday (October 27) on his Facebook account that he had no plans to run again for an upcoming election. «Yesterday, my second discussion in a month with the new political lieutenant for (...)

lire la suite

ESSC management is proud of their school's results

28 October 2020

The management of the Sieur-de-Coulonge High School (ESSC) is delighted with the performance of the school in the annual ranking of secondary schools published in the Journal de Montréal. For the school principal, Julie Martin, this is a great way for students to demonstrate their ability to do (...)

lire la suite

New Director of Land Use Planning and Environment to start at the MRC Pontiac

28 October 2020

During the most recent meeting of the mayors of the MRC Pontiac on October 21, it was resolved by the council of mayors to hire Mr. Jason Durand as the new Director of Land Use Planning and Environment starting in November.This is in light of the upcoming retirement of Mr. Régent Dugas, the (...)

lire la suite

Ottawa RiverKeeper to install awareness signs in the MRC Pontiac for endangered species

28 October 2020

During the most recent meeting of the mayors of the MRC Pontiac on October 21, it was resolved by Council to allow the Ottawa Riverkeeper to install awareness signs at one or more of the boat launch locations maintained by the MRC Pontiac Waterway, under the supervision of Kim Lesage to select (...)

lire la suite

Council of Mayors approves the MRC's FRR analysis committee's recommendations

28 October 2020

During the most recent meeting of the mayors of the MRC Pontiac on October 21, it was resolved by the Regional Council to accept the recommendations of the analysis committee for development projects under Component 2 of the Regions and Rurality Fund (FRR). Funding has been approved to the (...)

lire la suite


Advertising