In the absence of a collective agreement being reached between the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the provincial government, ETFO will be proceeding with their planned one-day full withdrawal of services as previously communicated.
As a result, this is final confirmation that schools in Bluewater District School Board will be closed to elementary students only on Friday, January 24, 2020. Please note that secondary exams, which are scheduled to begin on this date, will not be impacted by the ETFO strike.
Third party child care centres will remain open. Community Education evening programs will continue to run.
All schools will be open as usual to students, with regular classes and activities resuming on Monday, January 27, 2020.