A Safe and Healthy 2022-23 School Year

NL School Council Federation Wishing Students a Safe and Healthy 2022-23 School Year

As students, teachers and all school staff commence their first full week of learning the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils (NLFSC) hopes the 2022-23 school year will be a more stable one filled with rich and rewarding learning experiences.

 “The beginning of a new school year is always exhilarating and marks a milestone for many, especially our Kindergarten students and those starting their senior year,” says NLFSC President Don Coombs. “It also marks a new chapter in the lives of all our students, parents, teachers and school staff. The past 2 years have been very tumultuous and there were many disruptions in school life. We are not out of this pandemic yet; however, we are happy to see students returning to near normal learning conditions and praying for a safe and healthy year.”

Although the 2022-23 school year has just begun, NLFSC is already hearing concerns from parents, students, and teachers.

“We’ve received emails and phone calls regarding hiring and staffing shortages, class size, the need for more student assistant time, and violent and disruptive students,” says Coombs. “We will be meeting with Minister Haggie this week and these issues will be included in our discussion.”