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In a Monday letter to parents and guardians, chief superintendent Robert Martin said the decision was made to ensure consistency in instruction and learning.
“We understand that this plan is very different than what we had shared in August…we maintain that our schools are safe and in-person learning is going to provide the most complete learning experience for our students,” Martin wrote.
Quarterly changes three more times throughout the school year could have led to students having a different teacher two or three times, which could be disruptive to learning, Cusack said.
“We didn’t feel that was in the best interest,” said Cusack. There are approximately 30,000 students learning in classrooms throughout the division, and an extra 200 teachers have been hired at a cost of approximately $19 million – paid for in part by the federal safe restart funding of $15.6 million.
Edmonton Catholic also said