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Kootenay Lake Superintendent briefs students/parents on BCTF walkout

Editor, The Nelson Daily

To Our SD8 (Kootenay Lake) Community

BCTF Strike Action

Further to the letter I sent you yesterday, I regret to inform you that the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation has served notice of their intent to move to a full strike and withdrawal of services.

This means, that after today (Thursday, June 12) there will be no classes for students until an agreement is reached at the bargaining table. We are asking that you please make alternate childcare arrangements for your children.

Arrangements are being made for students who are required to write Provincial Exams in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to do so at their respective schools. Please check your school’s website or see any communication from the school with regard to scheduling for these exams.

Unfortunately we will be unable to provide transportation for students.

We understand that the BCTF has agreed not to block students from entry to schools for the purposes of writing these exams.

I am sure that we are all frustrated and disappointed. We hope that the labour dispute is resolved quickly at the bargaining table and that our school district can soon return to normal operations.

Thank you for your understanding during this very difficult time.

Sincerely,
Jeff Jones, Superintendent of Schools/CEO
jjones@sd8.bc.ca