Worried about virus outbreak, First Nations schools opt for online schooling
“The board was a bit concerned that maybe it’s not the right time to go back to the classrooms,” he said. “If someone happened to be infected in our community, it could spread like wildfire.” Olsen said often several generations live in one home in the community.
Two Manitoba Indigenous organizations working on homeschooling plan for parents, students
The MMF will be developing materials to help parents homeschool their children. Eligible citizens will receive “Food for Thought” hampers, including school supplies delivered to their front door, as well as access to tutors. The MMF will ensure teachers record online seminars which will be posted for all age groups.
“Whether your child is required to stay home due to health concerns or you are being cautious because of the threat of COVID, it is critical that children further their education either at home or school,” said MMF Minister of Education Joan Ledoux in a press release.