North Island schools closed during strike

Letter to parents from SD85 superintendent confirms closures

  • Mar. 1, 2012 5:00 a.m.

March 1, 2012

Dear Parents and Guardians:

School District 85, Vancouver Island North, has been informed that members of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation will be escalating their strike action to a full withdrawal of services on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, March 5-7, 2012.

During this time, schools will not be able to offer instructional services or an adequate level of supervision required to maintain health and safety standards for students.

Therefore, according to Board Policy 2-280, schools in School District 85 be closed to students during days of full withdrawal of services by teachers.

Additionally, school bus services will not be available during these days.

Please contact your local school principal or vice-principal for additional information or go to our website at www.sd85.bc.ca.

Sincerely,

Scott Benwell

Superintendent/CEO SD85