ARCHER: Trustees take a stand for students


If you’ve been following the teachers’ strike over the past few weeks, you know negotiations between the provincial government and teachers' federation have not been going… at all, really.

We all feel helpless waiting for them to figure it out but think of school board trustees who are used to having some power and control in education. Now they are powerless too, but at least they are showing some leadership. District 67 school board trustees wrote a public letter  to the Ministry of Education and B.C. Teachers’ Federation expressing the urgency for contract negotiations. It's not going to do much, but it's something.

The local summer school program is cancelled and trustees don’t want to see negotiations drag on all summer.

Students have already lost the end of one school year, the worry is for next year.

It is unfortunate that students missed school this year, but at least here in the South Okanagan, there is a board of trustees who are willing to show leadership.

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