Toronto adult day school teachers didn't know if they were returning to work until one business day before school starts

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Pub Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 06:41
Chelsea Nash

Three adult day school teachers from different schools in Toronto say they've largely been overlooked by both the board and the province when it came to their school reopening plans. 

Adult day school teachers did not know whether or not they had jobs waiting for them until Friday, September 11, when they finally received their timetables, which also serve as their offers of employment.

Adult day school teachers are casual workers, and are only offered employment if there are enough students to fill their classes. The teachers say poor planning by the board resulted in the student registration period being cut in half from two weeks to one, and being delayed until the first week of September at some schools. 

The Toronto District School Board did not respond to questions from