So what’s the true story about Ontario’s schools during the pandemic? In Canada’s largest school system—with 4,444 schools, 233,000 workers, more than two million students, and an annual budget of over $30 billion—a drop in the bucket can seem like a lot when presented out of context.
On average, Ontario’s 72 boards added the equivalent of 1.5 staff per school to deal with all the pressures from school closures, online learning, preventive health measures, additional mental health challenges, and growing learning gaps. The maps below provide the board-by-board breakdowns.
Read the full analysis, with board-by-board breakdowns of the numbers, online here.