THUNDER BAY – Students are likely to be walking out of class on mass across Ontario today.
The Lakehead Public School Board reports that “Across the province, thousands of students are planning on walking out of school on Thursday, April 4 to protest the changes to education recently announced by the Ontario Government.
“In addition to potential protests outside of the schools, it is understood that student representatives from secondary schools in Thunder Bay are planning to walk or bus themselves to MPP Michael Gravelle’s office to protest. The staff of each of the schools cannot supervise a march or protest away from the school site.
“It is our understanding that students intend to walk out of school at approximately 1:15 pm Students who choose to participate will be marked absent for the classes they miss. Parents will be notified of these absences.
“Lakehead Public Schools respects the right of students to advocate for causes that are important to them. Administration from each of the three secondary schools is working with students or student groups to discuss ways to do so while they remain at the school and attend class. Students who have questions about this process are encouraged to contact their school administration.
“First and foremost, Lakehead Public Schools supports the academic and well-being needs of students while maintaining a safe environment for all. Thunder Bay Police are aware of the protest and the potential for the protests to be off school sites”.
Parents are urged to contact their student’s school if they have any questions for concerns.