Gold Trail schools closed while contract negotiated

Gold Trail Superintendent asks parents to be patient while schools are closed.

Dear Parent and Caregiver

As you may have heard, bargaining between the British Columbia Public School Employers Association (BCPSEA) and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF), the union representing teachers, has not yet concluded with a new collective agreement.

The BCTF has indicated that during this time they will continue the full withdrawal of services. This means that school will not start on Sept. 2 as scheduled.

During this time schools will be closed so for safety reasons I ask that parents keep all children home.

It is the sincere hope of the Board of Education that this dispute will be concluded so normal school operations will resume as quickly as possible and that we can welcome students to a new school year. In the meantime, we will do our utmost to keep you informed in a timely manner. Further information will be provided through local and provincial media and the district website www.sd74.bc.ca.

If you have any questions please contact your local school principal.

Teresa Downs

Superintendent of Schools

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