The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) has decided to consult the public about writing to the government to request making COVID vaccines mandatory for students. During a board meeting on September 8th, the school board trustees examined several motions concerning vaccines, masks, and restrictions on some indoor sports and musical instruments. A motion put forth by Corrine Rahman to mandate vaccinations for all employees, trustees, and frequent visitors was withdrawn when the provincial government made an announcement about vaccination requirements for school boards.
The Trustees of the TVDSB school board have deferred several proposed COVID-19-related motions until their next board meeting on September 28th to allow for public response. The school board is now consulting the public before moving forward with these motions.
One of these regards requesting the board to write a letter to the government to ask that COVID-19 vaccines be added to the list of vaccines that are required to attend school.
Read the resolution from the Sept 8th, 2021 agenda of the TVDSB by clicking here:
"Be it resolved that: That the Chair write a letter to the local Chief Medical Officers of Health, Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Minister of Education affirming that the board supports COVID-19 vaccines be added to the list of compulsory vaccinations for all eligible students, as advocated by the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association." p. 2
Please write to or call your Trustee as soon as possible, but before Sept. 28th, and tell them whether you think the board should request the government to make student COVID-19 vaccines mandatory. It is important that parents are consulted about such important decisions.
Find your TVDSB Trustee’s contact information below:
Joyce Bennet – Schools in London Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 & 13
519-452-2000 ext. 22400
Peter Cuddy – Schools in London Wards 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
519-452-2000 ext. 22406
Sean Hunt – Schools in Middlesex County
519-452-2000 ext. 22401
Graham Hart – Schools in Oxford County
Arlene Morell – Schools in Middlesex County
519-452-2000 ext. 22402
Lori Ann Pizzolato – Schools in London Ward 1, 11, 12 & 14
519-452-2000 ext. 22412
Sherri Polhill – Schools in London Ward 1, 11, 12 & 14
519-452-2000 ext. 22408
Corrine Rahman – Schools in London Wards 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6
Meagan Ruddock – Schools in Elgin County
519-452-2000 ext. 22403
Jake Skinner – Schools in London Wards 7, 8, 9, 10 & 13
Bruce Smith – Schools in Elgin County
519-452-2000 ext. 22407
Barb Yeoman – Schools in Oxford County
519-452-2000 ext. 22404
Carol Antone – Indigenous Trustee
519-452-2000 ext. 22405
The London Catholic District School Board (LCDSB) recently adopted a resolution to write to the Provincial government in support of mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all students. The board’s letter was sent to the Ministry of Education on Sept. 7.
If you want to offer your thoughts – pro or con - on this decision of the board, please contact your local Trustee.
Find your LCDSB Trustee’s contact information below:
Linda Steel - London Wards 8, 9 and 10
Bill Hall – Elgin County
Pedro Almeida - London Wards 1 and 14
Sandra Cruz - London Wards 2, 3 and 4
Gabe Pizzuti - London Wards 5, 6 and 7
John Jevnikar - London Wards 11, 12 and 13
Mary Wolfs – Middlesex County
Mary Holmes – Oxford County