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No plans to move exam locations if teachers launch full strike

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June 06, 2014 - 2:53 PM

KAMLOOPS - School District 73 Superintendent Terry Sullivan calls a social media rumour of student exams moving to TRU “rubbish.”

The head administrator says it’s “too early to tell” what will happen to exams if and when B.C. teachers stage a full strike. The district is currently considering various types of scenarios, but Sullivan says taking exams and district issues to different locales like TRU would not make much sense.

“To do something like that would further complicate the matter,” he said.

Similar concerns were previously raised in regards to graduation ceremonies, but Sullivan says students have carried on with celebrations despite the teacher’s strike.

“Grads are proceeding as planned,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan says administrators will “continue to do the best (they) can,” under the looming threat of teacher action.

This week, teachers began their second rotation of strikes. On Monday, June 9 the teacher’s federation will vote on whether to stage a full strike.

Prior to a walkout teachers are required to give administrators a 72 hour strike notice.

To contact a reporter for this story, email gbrothen@infotelnews.ca, or call 250-319-7494. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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