Ottawa school boards are monitoring protests ahead of Monday’s return to class

Ottawa school boards are monitoring the ongoing protest in downtown Ottawa for possible disruptions on Monday.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board says all schools will be open Monday.

“Based on discussions with (the Ottawa Police Service), it has been determined that there are no public safety concerns regarding keeping the OCSB schools open (Monday),” said the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

“Parents are encouraged to check the OSTA website for any bus cancellations or delays.”

In the meantime, the Ottawa Carleton District School Board and the Central East Catholic School Board say they are monitoring the situation ahead of Monday’s return to school.

“The OCDSB continues to monitor protests and traffic disruptions in Ottawa. If we believe these disruptions will prevent safe access and opening of schools for students and staff on Monday, we will notify those affected,” the OCDSB said on Twitter.

The French Catholic school board said it was in communication with Ottawa police and city officials about the situation in downtown Ottawa and the potential impacts on the school.

“This situation could cause disruption to various schools due to the traffic ban in and around the city centre,” the CECCE said, adding that further information will be sent to parents and staff this evening.

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