More than a dozen Niagara schools taking part in 'walk-in' protests

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Parents, teachers, education workers, and students will be staging 'walk-in' protests at schools across Niagara today.

Organizers say than a dozen local schools are registered to take part in the protests aimed at the Ford government's cuts to education.

Overall, more than 750 schools across the province have pledged to take part.

Participants will be gathering outside schools either before the school day begins or after classes have ended to call for action.

Some of the demands listed on the organizer's website include lower class size caps, no mandatory e-learning, protecting full day kindergarten, and reinstating all education worker positions that have been cut.

DSBN officials say the protests are not sanctioned by the board.

According to the website, the following local schools are taking part:

  • A.N. Myer
  • Cherrywood Acres Public School
  • E.L. Crossley
  • Ferndale
  • Forestview
  • James Morden
  • John Marshall
  • Oakridge
  • Park Public School
  • Plymouth
  • River View
  • St. Martin
  • St. Peter Elementary
  • Twenty Valley Public School