We are compiling a list of Frequently Asked Questions from Burnaby parents. Answers from the Burnaby Teachers’ Association, Trustees and District Staff will be posted as we get them next week.
Q: Is there anything parents can do to support a speedy ending of the strike?
A: Have your voice heard. To contact the Minster of Education, your local MLA or the BCTF email:
Minister of Education, Peter Fassbender Minister.Educ@gov.bc.ca
MLA Kathy Corrigan, Burnaby-Deer Lake email@example.com
MLA Raj Chouhan, Burnaby-Edmonds firstname.lastname@example.org
MLA Jane Shin, Burnaby- Lougheed email@example.com
MLA Richard Lee, Burnaby North firstname.lastname@example.org
BC Teachers’ Federation, President Jim Iker email@example.com
Q: How will I know when school will be starting in Burnaby?
Q: The provincial government has announced a $40/day subsidy per child if the strike continues into September. What will be the process for claiming this subsidy?
A: Information and application for the Temporary Education Support for Parents subsidy is posted on the Ministry website www.BCParentInfo.ca.
Q: Where can I find out about day programs if the strike continues into September?
A: There are a number of day programs available locally during the strike. Here are some links to help you on your search – this is not an endorsement of programs by DPAC.
Q: How are students making up lost school?
A: It has not been determined if or how students will make up lost time.
Q: How can students prepare for a shortened school year? Can they access online resources?
A: Online resources can be accessed here:
For a list of curriculum from K-Gr 9 go to https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/gc.php?lang=en
Q: Where can I find proposals from both the BCTF and BCPSEA?
A: For more information, go to:
BC Public School Employers’Association (BCPSEA) www.bcpsea.bc.ca
BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) www.bctf.ca