While many students and parents in the five year-round schools in B.C. are overjoyed that classes will be back in session for them starting this week, some concerns are still in the air.
While the teachers in the five year-round schools are heading back to the classroom to finish the final few weeks of teaching, some parents worry this won’t be the end for teacher strikes.
Joseph Li is a parent of two children who attend year-round school.
“I’m glad they’re going back. I’m glad they realized it would be an incredible hardship for these students who are in balanced school year to miss out for five to six weeks.”
Li explains after missing so much school already, those in grade seven risk not being in line with peers when coming in to the same high school.
Negotiations are still on-going between the B-C government and all other striking teachers.