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Letter to Parents: Possible Teacher Job Action

March 07, 2014

​March 7, 2014


Dear Parent/Guardian,

As you are probably already aware, as part of the ongoing contract negotiations between the BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and the BC Government, members of the BCTF have voted 89 percent in favour of job action. This means that teaching staff across the province, including those within School District 72, have 90 days in which they could possibly take job action.

Job action may take many forms, from ceasing recess supervision and participation in extracurricular activities, to rotating or a district-wide strike.

In the event of job action, parents/guardians will be notified of changes in school operating procedures as quickly as possible. Should there be strike action, parents/guardians will receive a telephone call and email home using the district's automated notification system and additional information will be provided through the local radio stations and on the district website (www.sd72.bc.ca).

As more information becomes available, the district will strive to keep parents and the public informed through the school district website at www.sd72.bc.ca. More general information about teacher contract negotiations is also available at www.bcpsea.bc.ca, the BC Public School Employers Association website or www.bctf.ca​, the BC Teachers' Federation website.

Should you have additional questions or concerns, please email job.action@sd72.bc.ca​. Emails will be responded to within 24 hours.

Sincerely,

Tom Longridge
Superintendent of Schools, School District 72​