Regional school boards are working together on plans and protocols for the reopening of schools in September.

So far, the boards are working on general plans, and are waiting on further direction from the province. Director of Education for the Kenora Catholic District School Board, Derek Haime talked about the partnership

"The ministry will be releasing some guidelines at the end of June to help direct us in our further planning, and this will be the list of dos and don'ts. I'm very pleased to report all the boards west of Thunder Bay are working together on a common set of plans. The rational behind this is so there is common messaging and predictability for our entire community," he said.

The Kenora Catholic District School Board, Keewatin Patricia District School Board, Northwest Catholic District School Board, Conseil scholaire de district Catholique des Aurores boréales, and Rainy River District School Board have all partnered for the planning. 

Haime talked about their reason for working together.

"As you can imagine, if there were 5 different plans floating around our community how confusing that would be for students, families, and even staff. So this way we will use the best advice, from around the world, and come up with a plan," he said.

Minister of Education Stephen Lecce is expected to release the province's plan for the reopening of schools before the end of the month.