Lake Country schools impacted by teachers’ strike

Parents asked to keep children at home or find alternate arrangements

  • Fri Mar 2nd, 2012 7:00pm
  • News

Superintendent Hugh Gloster is urging parents to keep their children home from school Monday

Lake Country parents are being urged to find alternate plans for their children.

Teachers in the Central Okanagan School District, like their counterparts across B.C., will be on strike Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“While school facilities will remain open under the direction of school district administrative staff, we will be unable to provide students with instruction or guarantee appropriate levels of supervision during these three days,” said Hugh Gloster, superintendent.

“It is strongly recommended that parents keep their children at home or make alternate arrangements for them Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.”

School buses will not be running during the strike.

For those individuals who access community-based programs in schools (i.e. pre-schools, StrongStart Centres, after-school care programs and evening rentals) it is anticipated that those will continue to operate according to their existing schedule.

If you require further information, contact the individual service provider.

“The board of education sincerely hopes that this dispute will be concluded quickly and that normal school operations will resume as soon as possible,” said Gloster.

“In the meantime, the school district will do our utmost to keep parents informed in a timely manner over the next week. Please refer to www.sd23.bc.ca and to the local media for updates with regard to this situation.”