Richmond board to consider extending transitional learning

The Richmond Board of Education will decide at its December meeting whether the transitional learning program will continue beyond its scheduled end on Jan. 31.

School district superintendent Scott Robinson told the board at Wednesday’s meeting many parents have expressed their desire to have the program continue beyond its scheduled end.

Robinson said this is something the school district is considering, especially given that COVID-19 virus continues to spread in the community.

So far, there have been about 40 COVID-19 exposures in schools since September, Robinson said, but, to date, there have been no known transmission of the virus within schools.

Currently, 22 per cent of elementary students are taking part in the transitional learning program as are some Grade 8 and 9 students.

The board meeting in December is scheduled for Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. The public can watch via Zoom (check sd38.bc.ca to register).

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