No school for Algoma public elementary students this Friday

Wednesday, January 09, 2013   by: Staff



Algoma District School Board receives notification of one-day protest by Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (EFTO) on Friday, January 11, 2013

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation has formally notified the Algoma District School Board (ADSB) that teachers will not be reporting for work on Friday, January 11, 2013, as elementary teachers will be holding a one-day political protest in response to the Government of Ontario’s passing of Bill 115 and Minister Broten’s decision to impose collective agreements.

Due to this political protest, ADSB has advised parents that as of today, as per Section 19 (2) and (3) of the Education Act, all elementary schools in the Algoma District School Board will be closed for elementary teachers and elementary students on Friday, January 11, 2013.

Parents have been advised that classes will not be held and elementary students will not be picked up by buses that day.

Community daycares and Parenting and Family Literacy Centres that currently operate in ADSB schools will continue as usual on this day.

All secondary students will attend classes as usual, and transportation for secondary students will be available.

All elementary schools will re-open on Monday, January 14, 2013 and instruction and regular transportation will resume for elementary students.

The Board apologizes for the interruption to student learning and for the inconvenience this may cause parents.

Additionally, the Board advises parents to continue to monitor the media and its website in the event that legal action by the Ministry of Education results in teachers returning to work on Friday.

In the event of such action, the Board will immediately notify parents of the change for Friday.