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Strike Notice

posted Mar 1, 2012, 1:20 PM by Lee Drever   [ updated Mar 1, 2012, 1:26 PM ]
This notice comes directly from the Surrey School Board:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has given notice that teachers across the province will withdraw their services for three days beginning Monday, March 5. This is part of the ongoing labour dispute between teachers and the provincial government. As a result, teachers will not be reporting for duty on the following days:
  • Monday, March 5
  • Tuesday, March 6
  • Wednesday, March 7
During this service withdrawal, all classes in the Surrey School District will be cancelled and there will be no classroom instruction. School bus transportation will also be suspended at this time. Parents are asked to find alternative care arrangements for their children during the strike.
No picket lines will be set up at schools. The following services will continue during the three-day strike:
  • Surrey College classes,
  • Most child care centres operated on school sites (check with your provider),
  • StrongStart early learning programs,
  • Before- and after-school care services (i.e. JumpStart Academy, RBC program)
  • Community group facility rentals. 
As always, the Surrey School District is committed to communicating with parents and will continue to notify parents through newsletters and the district website at of any changes or developments in the status of teacher job action as it relates to students.