Education Minister and Ont. top doc. to make announcement at 11 a.m.

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Ontario's Education Minister says parents will have more clarity on when their children will return to school in the coming days.

Stephen Lecce announced $381M in funding for schools to deal with the impacts of COVID-19, including $50M to improve air quality.

He also talked about expanding testing for students and children in care settings.

280,000 students returned to in-class learning today, but Niagara students remain learning at home along with the GTHA.

Lecce says he wants all students to return to in-class learning, but he will follow medical officials' advice.

"In the coming days we hope to provide clarity to parents for when their kids will go back to school."