February 5th, 2020
On Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12, all WRDSB ELEMENTARY schools will be CLOSED to students due to a withdrawal of services (strike-action) by the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) unless an agreement is reached at the provincial bargaining table.
In the WRDSB, ETFO represents elementary teachers, elementary occasional teachers and designated early childhood educators.
All secondary schools are OPEN to students.
EarlyON and licensed child care centres located in WRDSB schools will be OPEN. Before and after school programs (extended day and youth development programs) operated by licensed child care providers will operate in designated locations only. For an up to date listing of programs that are open and closed please visit the Before and After School Programs website.
WRDSB operated before and after school programs (extended day and youth development programs) will be CLOSED.
All schools will reopen and resume their regular routines on Thursday, February 13, 2020. We will continue to monitor the labour situation and will provide updates as they become available. We remain hopeful that an agreement is reached and that our schools will be open on February 11 and 12.
As changes to job action can happen at any time, it is important to stay tuned and stay informed in the event that the one-day full withdrawal of service is cancelled. For information updates please:
- Visit our Labour website and subscribe to receive updates;
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Use the Labour Updates button on the WRDSB and school websites
We understand that job action is frustrating for families, students and staff. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.