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 next week’s planned strike action as previously communicated. This includes their rotating one-day full withdrawal of services impacting Bluewater District School Board on Monday, and a province wide strike scheduled for Thursday.
As a result, this is final confirmation that schools in Bluewater District School Board will be closed to elementary students only on Monday, February 3, 2020 and Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Please note that third party child care centres will remain open on these dates, and Community Education evening programs will continue to run.
All schools will be open as usual to elementary students with regular classes occurring on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday of next week.