In an interim ruling, The Labour Relations board has declared remedial summer school for grades 10, 11 and 12 an essential service.
The order says school districts must exhaust administration, including principals and vice-principals, before teachers should be approached to instruct summer school for students who have failed courses they cannot retake next year.
A case management hearing will be held Thursday, July 3 at 5pm to deal with any outstanding issues.
The employer is also being told to remove the lockout provisions for teachers assigned to summer school work covered by the order.
The ruling also indicates a decision on year-round schooling will be made at a later date.
Today the BC Teachers Federation revealed it would take down picket lines at five year-round schools across the province, so students and teachers could return to the classroom next week.
You can read the full ruling here