OSSTF Teachers on one-day strike – what it means for students in the UCDSB
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the Province failed to reach a deal before last night’s midnight deadline, so its members are holding a one day strike at high schools across the province.
Locally it means that high school students in the Upper Canada District School Board will not be going to school today.
The Board released the following information outlining how students and schools will be impacted by the job action today (Wednesday, December 4th, 2019):
- There will be no classes, planned activities, co-operative education placements, dual-credit programs, or extracurriculars for students in Grades 9 to 12. There will also be no transportation provided for these students.
- There will be no classes for students in specialized programs in Grades 7-12, known as ABLE, SDP, Transitions or Foundations programs. There will also be no transportation provided for these students.
- Regular classes for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 WILL proceed as usual, even if students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 are in a secondary school. Transportation for these students remains unaffected.
- Community use programs and childcare operations that are run in schools will not be impacted.
As part of its statement the Board said, “We want to thank our families for their patience during these uncertain times.”
You can listen to Lake 88 for updates on the situation should they become available.
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