Teachers strike scheduled for May 28

SD53 issued a communication to Similkameen residents regarding the May 20 announcement by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation

 

School District 53 issued a communication to Similkameen residents regarding the May 20 announcement by the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, who announced that rotating strikes throughout the province will commence next week. In School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) BCTF members will be withdrawing their services for Wednesday, May 28, for one day.

School facilities will remain open under the supervision of school administrators, but schools will be unable to provide students with instruction or appropriate supervision during the full strike.

District 53 requested that parents keep their children home on Wednesday, May 28. There will be no bus service on this day.

Early learning programs and evening programs that utilize school facilities may be disrupted due to picket lines. Those using these services are asked to  contact the program provider for confirmation.

The BCTF has indicated that further extension of the rotating job action will depend on the progress of bargaining.

The public will be informed of  any future planned school closures, as soon as possible through local media, the District 53 website at: www.sd53.bc.ca and through letters sent home with students. Local schools will also post information on local websites and social media.

Marieze Tarr, Chair

School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen)

May 21,

 

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