The BC Government wants summer school for students who fail grades to be designated an essential service.
In an application to the Labour Relations Board, the BC Public School Employers Association wants to amend the essential services order to include remedial summer school, year round schooling and education programs for students in Youth Custody centers and hospitals.
The application claims if teachers remain on strike and don’t provide these services, it will have a serious impact on “very fragile youth.”
BCPSEA says remedial programs are open only to students who have failed a secondary
And these courses represent a critical opportunity to complete graduation requirements, or obtain a prerequisite for a course in the next school year.