School opening will be a little less relaxed next week - but they will be open - and teachers will teach and continue to do the extra - curricular stuff.

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

September 3, 2015


It’s getting tight people.

The high school students have a place to go next Tuesday and the Catholic students know where they are going to be as well. But the public elementary teachers are still jaw boning.

The doors will be open and the teachers are going to do the job they were trained to but they are not going to attend meetings nor will they be doing any of the administrative tasks that are not directly related to teaching.

Teachers reminding the pubnlic what they do

Teachers reminding the public just how much they do – they are hired to teach.

The provincial government seems to have forgotten that teaching is not just the time spent with students in a classroom; there is paper marking to be done and all the tasks needed to keep curriculum material fresh and relevant. The internet has radically changed the flow of information and it is a monumental task to keep up.

Deb Matthews, President of the Treasury Board, released the following statement on the status of contract negotiations between the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU):

“I’m pleased that the parties have agreed to shift their efforts from negotiating essential services back to bargaining a collective agreement. We expect these conversations to begin next week.

Our government remains firmly committed to continuing to work with OPSEU to reach a fair agreement that balances the interests of employees with the need to provide sustainable and affordable public services, both now and in the future.”

I didn’t see the needs of the students anywhere in that statement – I thought schools were all about the children.

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