Seaforth Huron Expositor
Bids and Bites raised $9000 for all three women's shelters in the region
Seaforth Huron Expositor
Occasional Teachers provided $2,000 and the parent organization, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario matched their donation. “When the children end up in the women's shelter, a lot of times (they) leave everything behind, they just pack up ...
Posted: April 24, 2017, 2:29 pm
Evacuations and Kevlar: parents raise the alarm about violence in Durham schools
Dave Mastin, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario Durham chapter, said he has a stack of reports from Durham teachers reporting violence including being bitten, kicked, punched, stomped, spit on, verbally assaulted and stabbed ...
Posted: April 20, 2017, 9:06 am
Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP Miller speaks out against rural school closures
In his statement, Miller raised the concerns of parents and representatives from the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario. If Honey Harbour were to close, children with special needs would be affected the most. New wait lists for speech therapy ...
Posted: April 17, 2017, 8:13 pm
Peel Board approves closure of Credit View Public School at end of school year
Credit View teaching staff will follow an amended staffing process that has been agreed upon by the Peel board and the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario/Peel Elementary Teachers' Local, as required by the 2014-2017 collective agreement for ...
Posted: April 14, 2017, 3:47 am
Province boosts education funding to $24B for next school year
... its commitment” during negotiations to increase special ed funding and allow school boards and unions to work together to allocate it based on local needs, Sam Hammond, president of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, said in a statement.
Posted: April 13, 2017, 9:02 am
Ask the Teacher: Windsor parents discuss education concerns
... school safety and standardized testing, according to issues discussed at a public meeting Wednesday. Parents met with officials from Greater Essex Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario at the Ciociaro Club for a special event called Ask the ...
Posted: April 13, 2017, 1:37 am
Since Wynne became premier number of teachers on Sunshine List nearly tripled, costing taxpayers $765M - National Post
Since Wynne became premier number of teachers on Sunshine List nearly tripled, costing taxpayers $765M
The number of Ontario teachers earning more than $100,000 a year has nearly tripled under Premier Kathleen Wynne, according to a National Post analysis, and that's before new contracts guaranteeing a four per cent raise kick in. In 2014 — one year ...
Posted: April 12, 2017, 11:03 pm
Mother pulls daughter from school after she was repeatedly restrained
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has guidelines for how restraints are used with exceptional students – even cautioning against repeated use. A union document advises that “this can lead to a familiarity with physical interventions ...
Posted: April 5, 2017, 2:12 am
Advocacy group calls for better autism supports in schools
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario said the situation has led to a spike in violent episodes among children with serious behavioural issues that puts all students at risk, and urged the province to step up supports for special education and ...
Posted: April 4, 2017, 4:44 pm
"This is hate-filled showmanship": PDSB on $1000 reward offered for video recordings of Muslim prayer sessions - Caledon Enterprise
"This is hate-filled showmanship": PDSB on $1000 reward offered for video recordings of Muslim prayer sessions
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) released a statement Thursday in support of the Peel Board's fight against islamaphobia, stating that the eruption of Islamophobic behaviour aimed at the Board is unfortunate and has obscured the ...
Trudeau comments on video offering reward for recording Muslim students praying
Posted: April 1, 2017, 3:53 am