The BC Labour Relations Board has brought down a ruling on final marks for grade 10 and 11 students.
It says school districts will have to prepare a class list with the most recent report card percentage, and give it to union locals by Tuesday morning.
The locals will then pass the list to the classroom teacher for review, and give the lists back by Thursday morning.
Grade 12 final marks have already been deemed an essential service.
A Surrey high school teacher, who doesn’t want her name used, says the ruling is unfair.
She says a student’s mid-term mark, paired with their provincial exam mark, will hurt kids who tried to improve their performance in the latter harm of the year.
“I have a kid whose interim mark was really poor and if they are going to take that really poor interim mark, this kid will fail. The work that she did in April, May and June brought her to a pass, and if this goes through, they’re going to fail her.”
Jennifer Wadge, the head of the Surrey Teacher’s Association, says they’re leaving it up to the teachers to decide how much time they’ll spend reviewing the marks.
Meanwhile, Surrey’s school district has already said it will not provide report cards, and New Westminster’s district won’t provide them for kids in kindergarten through Grade 8.
New West Superintendent John Gaiptman says students will automatically be placed in the next grade level for September.