Dear Blessed Sacrament Parents:
As part of the ongoing central bargaining process involving the Ontario government and education workers across the province, the association representing our teachers – the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) – has indicated that if a collective agreement isn’t reached today or over the weekend, that starting Monday, January 13, 2020 teachers will no longer be performing a variety of administrative duties.
A list of specific duties being withdrawn can be found at: http://www.catholicteachers.ca/OECTA/media/pdfs/News/2020/jan/NR_2019-018.pdf
This withdrawal of services will not impact the safety of our school and, with the exception of preparation for EQAO testing, direct services provided to our students will be unaffected.
Co-curricular activities (clubs, field trips, special events, etc.) will not be impacted by this withdrawal of services at this time.
We do remain hopeful the two sides can come to a fair and respectful agreement that serves the best interests of our students.