Teachers’ strike means no classes May 28

By on May 21, 2014

School District 53 is requesting that parents keep their children home on Wednesday, May 28 during the one-day teachers’ strike.

“While school facilities will remain open under the supervision of school administrators, we will be unable to provide students with instruction or appropriate supervision during this full strike,” said board chair Marieze Tarr.

This is the board’s reaction to the BC Teachers’ Federation announcing that rotating strikes in the province will begin on Monday, May 26.

There will be no bus service in district schools next Wednesday.

Tarr said early learning programs and evening programs that utilize school facilities may be disrupted due to picket lines.

The teachers’ federation has indicated that rotating strike action will continue if there is no further progress in collective bargaining. Teachers want better wages, improved class sizes and composition, and more special needs resources.

For updates, local schools will post information on their websites and social media.

“It is the sincere hope that this dispute will be resolved quickly through a negotiated settlement and that normal school operations will resume as quickly as possible,” Tarr said.

LYONEL DOHERTY

Special to the Times

 

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