Near North District School Board elementary students who are headed back to class tomorrow after two straight days off will have another three-day week coming unless a deal is struck between the provincial government and teachers.
The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has announced the following full withdrawal of services:
- Tuesday, February 11, for a province-wide one-day full withdrawal of services.
- Friday, February 14, for a local one-day full withdrawal of services.
On February 11 and 14, all NNDSB schools will be closed to elementary students (Grade JK-8) but will remain open and accessible to Grade 9 -12 students.
As such, composite schools with intermediate students, such as West Ferris, Chippewa and F.J. McElligott, will remain open for high school students but will be closed to the grade 7 and 8 students.
ETFO has advised the board members will not stop cars and will not detain people who are using the building for other purposes such as childcare or for secondary students at composite schools.
Parents will be required to make alternate arrangements for their children.
All Early Years programs, child care, school-aged programs and Early On Child and Family Centres will remain open. Community use of facilities will be unaffected.
The schools that will be affected are:
- T. Carmichael
- W. Norman
- Ferris Glen (Corbeil)
- T. Davidson (Callander)
- Mapleridge (Powassan)
- Mattawa District
- Phelps (Redbridge)
- Silver Birches
- South River
- Sundridge Centennial
- Sunset Park
- Vincent Massey
- J. Fricker
- White Woods (Sturgeon Falls)