At 10:30 am this morning, we officially received notice, that pursuant to the Labour Relations Board Order of February 28, 2012, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) will fully withdraw services next week. The BCTF has stated publicly that its members will withdraw services, on the following days:
- Monday, March 5, 2012
- Tuesday, March 6, 2012
- Wednesday, March 7, 2012
As such, schools will be closed for students. There will be no bus transportation. Our administrative staff will be at each school site to oversee any emergent issues.
Under this Labour Relations Board ruling, there should not be picket lines, therefore, all other programs taking place on school sites (StrongStart, Pre-School, Evening rentals, etc.) should be able to continue. Please contact those service providers directly for any clarification.
It is the sincere hope of the Board of Education and our School District staff that this dispute will be concluded quickly and that normal school operations will resume as soon as possible.
There may be further information forthcoming as we endeavour to keep you informed. Please continue to check our School District website for more information (www.sd48.bc.ca). We will also send notices directly home via email. The local media will also be apprised of important information to share with you.
Superintendent of Schools