Monthly Archives: June 2014

Letter to Parents re Full Strike

Here is the letter send to Secondary parents from Superintendent Kaardal. Community Announcement Sec re full strike.  Here is the letter to Elementary parents.  Community Announcement Elem re full strike

In summary, unless an agreement is reached between BCPSEA and the BCTF, there will no classes from June 16 onwards, and Friday June 13 will be the last day of school.  Please be prepared to bring personal belongings home.  In addition, the following will apply.

The Labour Relations Board has ruled that only grade 12 marks are essential and must be submitted by June 20.  Other grades may or may not be submitted at the teacher’s discretion at the end of tomorrow.  Students will only receive report cards – whether full or partial – if marks are submitted.

Teachers supervising provincial exams has been ruled as an essential service.  Exams will go ahead as scheduled and students will enter from an entranceway that will be clear of pickets.

End of year activities will be affected.  School principals will inform their individual schools.

It is anticipated that Burnaby’s summer session will still go ahead, but is dependent on whether or not teachers are still on full strike.  A final decision on summer session will be made a week before the scheduled start date.




News on Job Action

From the SD41 website:
Earlier this week, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) voted to give the BCTF the mandate to move to phase three of their job action. They have just announced a full province-wide withdrawal of services effective Tuesday, June 17.

In addition, there will be a province-wide rotational strike day on Monday, June 16. This means that effective Monday, June 16, schools will be closed for instruction and parents are asked to    make alternate arrangements for their children.

This means that Friday, June 13 may be the last day of school before summer vacation.

For updated information please go to