The province’s chief negotiator in the teachers’ dispute says exam marks, extra-curricular activities or grad celebrations won’t be affected with a recent lockout notice.
Teachers union president Jim Iker is worried grad, exam grades and summer school prep would be held up if teachers are locked out next week and at the end of June.
Chief government negotiator Peter Cameron admits those problems will be “tweaked.”
Cameron says the important thing was to respond to the union’s move toward rotating strikes.
“We will do nothing that interferes with the marking of exams in a timely way and nothing we’ve done affects the actual conduct of exams.”
He says the same for grad and other extra-curriculars.
In terms of teachers not being allowed to talk to kids at lunch during the partial lockout, Cameron says they can do so in the brief period allowed before or after school.