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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River North Teachers’ Association President Michele Wiebe was on Moose Talks, Friday, to weigh-in on the Province’s COVID-19 back-to-school plan.

On July 29, the Province had announced plans for the return to school which would see all students from Kindergarten to grade 12 attend five days a week, with the original plan to start on September 8, then to be pushed back to September 10.

Since the announcement, Wiebe says she has been working with local teachers and has found that health and safety is their biggest concern.

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When it comes to the delayed start to the school year, Wiebe says the extra two days will help teachers work on safety procedures to ensure classrooms are safe but feels an extra week would have been more beneficial.

Wiebe says they will continue to work with School District 60 to ensure safety protocols are being followed.

The full Moose Talks interview can be viewed below:


Moose Talks – BCTF and Helen Knott

Moose Talks – BCTF and Helen Knott We'll be chatting with Michele Wiebe, the President of the Peace River North Teacher's Association, all about the BC government's back to school plan and how the BCTF and local teachers are reacting to and preparing for it. Then, we'll be joined by Helen Knott, the author of the memoir In My Own Mocassins, who will tell us all about the Because You Can Single Parents Writer Prize that she created. Moose Talks airs Friday mornings at 10 on Moose FM and on the Moose FM and Facebook pages.

Posted by 100.1 Moose FM on Friday, August 14, 2020
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