VIDEO: ETFO Meeting Positive: Wynne
It lasted just a little over two hours and the Premier says she's optimistic after a meeting between her transition team, government officials, the elementary teacher union, directors of education and a representative from the Ontario Public School Boards Association.
This was all in an attempt to get the ball rolling on getting extra curricular activities back in schools.
Kathleen Wynne says the meeting was constructive and had a positive tone.
However, she underlines this is just the beginning of the conversation, with other meetings planned.
Education Minister Liz Sandals underlines these chats aren't about negotiating what the province can give teachers to bring extra curriculars back. She says the discussions are still in a preliminary phase.
She says everyone involved has agreed schools need to be positive places.
Officials are meeting with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) separately.
ETFO officials aren't commenting, stressing this meeting is the start of a lengthy process.