Sept. 1st, 2014, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
I regret to be writing to you with disappointing news regarding the current labour dispute. Discussions over the weekend between BCTF and BCPSEA did not reach an adequate level of progress resulting in mediator Vince Ready walking out on the exploratory talks. We have been informed that Mr. Ready will continue to monitor the situation and will be talking with each party daily.
As a result of this news, it is anticipated that there will be further picketing at all of our school sites on Tuesday, September 2nd and likely through this upcoming week. Our administrative teams will be at each school in the event that you need to reach them. However, we will not have sufficient supervision to have our students attending school. Our school bus transportation will also not be operating.
We will write to you again as soon as we have further information, including whether or not we know more in time for opening later this week. Please continue to check your email for our messages, consult media, our school district website http://sd48seatosky.org/ the BCTF website http://www.bctf.ca/ and the BCPSEA website http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/.
Again, we are very anxious to welcome our students back and hope to have more positive news to share soon.
Superintendent of Schools