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Grad plans proceeding despite spectre of job action

Chemainus Secondary School students Gwynne Parry (left) and Hannah Holmes have a sparkling time at Chemainus’ Waterwheel Park prom parade Friday.  - Peter W. Rusland
Chemainus Secondary School students Gwynne Parry (left) and Hannah Holmes have a sparkling time at Chemainus’ Waterwheel Park prom parade Friday.
— image credit: Peter W. Rusland

There are no plans to disrupt any graduation activities in School District 79 during the current teachers' contract dispute with the provincial government.

"It is a discussion point at this juncture,'' SD79 Superintendent Joe Rhodes indicated. "In my experience, admin. and parents can pull it off if we have to.''

"Graduation activities are continuing as normal, as they are pre-arranged and extracurricular,'' noted Cowichan District Teachers' Association president Naomi Nilsson. "Teachers volunteer their time to organize these events, in conjunction with administration is some cases. If they choose to continue them, there will be no disruption unless our job action escalates.

"If job action escalates, then Plan B will be put into use,'' Nilsson added. "That may look different in each school. Details for those plans will be flushed out at the CDTA's next meeting with district senior administration this Friday.''

 

 

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