Public school teachers have been ordered to supervise final exams and submit final marks, even though they’re preparing for a full-scale walkout on Tuesday.
The Labour Relations Board has ruled that teachers must supervise students writing Grade 10 and 12 provincial exams, as well as submit final Grade 12 grades.
This, despite BCTF president Jim Iker officially calling a province-wide strike earlier today unless government can come up with some cash.
“Our members want a fair deal and we hope that escalation can actually be avoided.”
Classes won’t be in session on Monday either so teachers can study the latest contract offer.
The LRB ruling falls short of what Education Minister Peter Fassbender promised last week: that all kids would be able to write exams and get report cards.
He’s expected to speak to reporters this hour.