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Dear Parents, Guardian and Caregivers:

I am writing to inform you that the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has announced that its members will continue to withdraw their services during rotating strikes throughout the province on June 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014. Each school district will be affected on one day.

As a result, teachers will not be reporting for duty to Coast Mountains School District on Thursday, June 12. School buses will not be running on June 12 and we are requesting that parents do not send their children to school on this day.  Schools will not have adequate levels of supervision on June 12 to ensure student safety.

The safety and security of our students is our highest priority.  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 programs not staffed by BCTF employees, which includes Kitimat Child Care.

We understand that more job action might occur, including potential escalation.  We will continue to keep you informed as additional information becomes available.  If you have more specific questions about school-related matters during the strike and lockout, please contact your school principal directly.

Parents can access further information at these sources:


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


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



Katherine McIntosh
Superintendent of Schools


Coming Events
  • Jan 1: Happy New Year
  • Jan 4: Back to School
  • Jan 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Jan 15: Student & Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Jan 27: Regular (Public) Board Meeting (virtual)
  • Jan 29: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)

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