EDITORIAL: Time for plan B?


The province’s education minister believes a deal with teachers can be hammered out before school is set to re-open Sept. 2.

But while many hope that the province and the BC Teachers’ Federation can work out their differences before the end of the Labour Day long weekend, there is still a chance that a deal can’t be reached in time.

Now is a good time to talk to your kids about the school year, and new routines, and stock up on school supplies. At the same time, just to be ready, families should make alternative plans in case school doesn’t open on time.

The cities are also offering strike camps and parents would be wise to check them out and even register.

School District 43 is also providing information on its website, beginning today, so it’s a good idea to check it out, as well as individual school websites for calendar planning, bell schedules and other important information.

Nobody likes uncertainty, but with a little foresight, families can be prepared for what’s ahead.



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