May 22nd, 2015
We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) would begin strike action on Monday, May 11, 2015.
The strike action taken by ETFO across the province, and including here in the WRDSB, involves the withdrawal of administrative duties, including the administration of the Grades 3 and 6 EQAO Assessments.
As a result, the EQAO Office announced that it would not be sending assessment materials to public schools in the province. This means that the currently scheduled administration of Grades 3 and 6 EQAO assessments in WRDSB elementary schools are cancelled.
Should the labour situation change prior to the planned administration, EQAO has assured boards of education that they will update us immediately with any proposed changes to this plan.
If you have questions or want to know what is happening in WRDSB schools related to negotiations:
- look for updates on social media – Follow us on Twitter @wrdsb
- visit our website at www.wrdsb.ca/labour
- visit your school website
We will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on WRDSB students. We are committed to keeping you informed and will update our website and communicate with you as the situation changes.
Director of Education
Chair of the Board