Most area schools are closed as members of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation-Fédération des enseignantes-enseignants des écoles secondaires de l’Ontario hold a one-day strike to back up contract demands.
Only English-language Catholic schools, whose teachers are represented by the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, are not affected by the walkout.
While French-language public and Catholic elementary and public schools are closed, Upper Canada District School Board elementary schools remain open.
The UCDSB says there will be no classes, planned activities, co-operative education placements, dual-credit programs, or extracurriculars for students in Grades 9 to 12. There will also be no transportation provided for these students.
There will be no classes for students in specialized programs in Grades 7-12, known as ABLE, SDP, Transitions or Foundations programs. There will also be no transportation provided for these students.
Regular classes for students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will proceed as usual, even if students in Grade 7 and Grade 8 are in a secondary school. Transportation for these students remains unaffected.
Community use programs and childcare operations that are run in our schools will not be impacted.