In the absence of a collective agreement being reached between the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (OSSTF) and the provincial government, it is anticipated that OSSTF will be proceeding with their planned province wide one-day full withdrawal of services as previously communicated.
As a result, ALL ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS in Bluewater District School Board will be CLOSED to students on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.
Elementary extracurricular activities/events and field trips that had been planned for Wednesday will be rescheduled if possible. School based co-op placements will be cancelled. There will be no bus transportation for Bluewater District School Board students. Before and after/extended day school programs will be cancelled. However, please note that third party child care centres will remain open, and Community Education evening programs will continue to run.
All elementary and secondary schools in Bluewater District School Board will reopen to students on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
In Bluewater District School Board, OSSTF members include secondary teachers and education workers (educational assistants, early childhood educators, office professionals and technicians, and professional student services personnel).