B.C. education minister says province addressing teachers' union concerns
Minister of Education Rob Fleming. (Photo Province of B.C./Flickr)
VICTORIA -- B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming says the government has already worked to address some of the concerns raised Wednesday by the B.C. Teachers' Federation about the back-to-school plan.
Fleming says class sizes are already at record lows, ranging from averages of 18 students for kindergarten classes to 22.4 for grades 8 to 12.
He says the government has committed $45.6 million for enhanced cleaning, hand washing stations, reusable masks and other supplies.
The federation made a total of seven recommendations that include a reduction in class density and expansion of where and when mask-wearing will be required at school.