BC School restart delayed

John Crawford

The reopening of BC schools next month is being pushed back a week.
Education Minister Rob Fleming announced today students won't be back in classrooms on the originally planned date of September 8th.
Instead, Fleming said students will now be expected to return later in the week, after staff review the latest BC Centre for Disease Control guidelines and school operation policies.
 It's not clear exactly when children will be allowed to return to schools.
 Fleming says the government and its steering committee are working to finalize how school operations will work.

 He added that the previous way students have traditionally attended school in the first week, where they return to their previous classrooms before moving to new ones, isn't a safe practice during a pandemic.
Premier John Horgan has previously stated his confidence that children will be safe when they return to their classrooms.

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