B.C. students whose hearts are set on attending summer school this year can rest easy, at least as far as the government is concerned.
Speaking on CKNW’s Bill Good Show, Education Minister Peter Fassbender says the government is doing what it can to ensure summer classes go ahead as planned.
“If we do not have a settlement, if there is a strike and at the end of the school year, it’s not settled, then we will be suspending the temporary lockout and we would allow summer school to go ahead.”
What if teachers have already voted to go on a full-scale strike? Fassbender says it will up to them to decide whether to return to the classroom.