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Possible strike has local school boards working out plans

All four local school boards are making plans in the event of a strike by education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees.  

Earlier this week, CUPE gave it’s 5-day notice for strike action to begin on Monday, Nov. 21. 

 The Near North Board says all of their schools will be closed to in-person learning as of Monday if there is a strike, with families to receive communication from teachers on Monday.

The Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic board says all of their schools will be open on Monday and Tuesday. 

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The board also says they will continue assessing the situation and evaluate the need to move to remote learning. 

Schools at Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord will be closed on Monday.

The French Catholic board says online learning will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 22. 

In the event of a strike, Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario says their schools will be closed and virtual learning will be offered. 

Plans may be updated over the next few days but the French public board says it’s expected that teaching staff will offer up details on distance learning on Monday. 

Locally, CUPE represents about 450 custodial and maintenance staff, secretaries, IT and library technicians, and others.

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