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‘We’re prepared’: WQSB chair says to parents


All masked up, Noam Krongold is met by staff at Chelsea Elementary on his first day back Sept. 1. Aden Seaton photo
All masked up, Noam Krongold is met by staff at Chelsea Elementary on his first day back Sept. 1. Aden Seaton photo

Board hopes to reassure parents over back-to-school during COVID-19


By Stuart Benson


Thousands of students from across the province returned to school Aug. 27, with thousands more returning Sept. 1, and many students, parents and staff are anxious for what is to come amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Alain Guy, Western Quebec School Board chair, said he has heard concerns from parents, especially that the province may be moving “too fast” compared to other provinces.


“We want to assure parents we have taken all of the preparatory actions to get ready for the return to school,” Guy explained. “To a certain degree, our spring exe