Monthly Archives: September 2014

School Opening details – Letters from Superintendent

Schools will be opened for a partial day Monday morning for students.

Elementary students will attend from 9am* to 10am (some schools will start at 8:50 or 8:55).  Secondary students attendance is detailed here.

Kindergarten gradual entry will be shortened by a week.  Kindergarten students will start full day September 29.  Details will be available from your principal.

Here are the letters from the superintendent regarding school opening.

Community Announcement Sep 18 Elementary

Community Announcement sept 18 secondary

BCTF ratifies Agreement – full text attached

Yesterday, the BCTF membership ratified the agreement with a vote of 86%.

Here is the full text of the Memorandum-of-Agreement obtained through Global BC.

Schools will be opened for a partial day Monday morning for students.

Elementary students will attend from 9am* to 10am (some schools will start at 8:50 or 8:55).  Secondary students attendance is detailed here.

Kindergarten gradual entry will be shortened by a week.  Kindergarten students will start full day September 29.

Update on Tentative Agreement

Here is a letter from the Superintendent regarding the tentative agreement between the BCTF and BCPSEA.  Community Announcement Sept 16

Teachers will be voting whether to ratify the agreement Thursday.  There will be an update later this week with details on school start up.

What’s in the deal?  According to media sources the tentative agreement includes a 7.25% wage increase over six years, additional prep time for elementary teachers, $108 million to settle grievances on class size and composition from 2002, and $100 million per year (which replaces LIF) to address composition issues ($80 million to be decided by teachers for the hiring of more teachers).