Statement by Minister Sandals on ETFO and Extracurricular Activities
Today, Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, issued the following statement about the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continuing to advise its members not to participate in extracurricular activities.
"The government is pleased with the commitment by the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario to continue to work with the government to find meaningful ways to address the issues facing the education sector. But it is disappointed that ETFO has decided not to resume the voluntary provision of extracurricular activities at this time. Extracurricular activities enrich the educational experience of both students and teachers.
To ensure progress we need to have strong, collaborative partnerships with teachers and the education sector.
We have worked hard to repair relationships with the education sector, and we will continue to engage in this process. We have had many constructive conversations with ETFO, and look forward to more in the future."