Tomorrow (Friday the 13th) last day of school

The British Columbia Teachers' Federation has informed all school districts in the province that it will be withdrawing teaching services in School District #27 beginning Monday (June 16).

All SD27 schools will be closed and buses will not run beginning on June 16. (Secondary schools will only be open for provincial exams, and these students will receive more information regarding this.)

• Although June 16 is being called a "study session" day, teachers will not be at work. While there will be no pickets on this day, schools will be closed and buses will not run.

• On June 17, a full withdrawal of services will begin. Schools will be closed and buses will not run during this full withdrawal of service. SD27 also expects schools will be picketed beginning June 17.

Due to the full withdrawal of teaching services, schools are considering Friday (June 13) as the last day for students for this school year. Students will be encouraged to clean out their desks and take home all of their school supplies.

While there is a possibility that a provincial agreement could be reached and school could be back in session before the end of June, schools are planning as though students will not be back at school this year.

Elementary students will not be receiving report cards for this term at this time.

Furthermore, most programs will not be running at district schools beginning June 16. Programs not running include all StrongStart programs, before- and after-school day cares, or use by community user groups.

If a provincial agreement is reached or there is other emergent news, SD27 will inform parents about the status of schools as quickly as it can through the SD27 website ( and local media outlets.

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