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March 2, 2012

Dear Parents, Guardians and Caregivers,

I am writing to inform you that the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has announced that its members will be withdrawing their services for three school days commencing Monday, March 5, 2012.

As a result, teachers will not be reporting for duty on: 

  • Monday, March 5, 2012
  • Tuesday, March 6, 2012
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2012

While school facilities will remain open under the supervision of school district staff, we will be unable to provide students with instruction during this period of job action.  Exceptions to this are programmes not staffed by BCTF employees including: 

  • FirstStart and StrongStart
  • Hazelton After School Sports Club
  • JumpStart at Parkside
  • Kitimat and PACES Child Care

School buses will not be running on March 5, 6 and 7 and we are requesting that parents do not send their children to school on those days.

It is the sincere hope of the Board of Education that this dispute will be concluded quickly and that normal school operations will resume as soon as possible.  In the meantime, we will do our utmost to keep you informed of any new developments in a timely manner over the next week.

Parents can access further information at these sources:

LOCAL

  • Local radio stations
  • Individual school websites
  • Coast Mountains School District 82 website – www.cmsd.bc.ca

PROVINCIAL

For our most recent and regular updates for this job action, please refer to the local radio station in your community and the school district website at www.cmsd.bc.ca. 

I apologize for the inconvenience that this provincial dispute is causing to families in the communities served by the Coast Mountains School District and I look forward to resuming our important work with your children as soon as possible. 

 

Sincerely, 

Nancy V. Wells
Superintendent of Schools

 

CMSD82 Letter to Parents, Guardians & Caregivers re BCTF Withdrawal of Services – March 2, 2012  (PDF copy)

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