The Vancouver School Board is delaying the start of summer school due to the teachers dispute.
The school board announced Thursday afternoon that the start of classes for approximately 17,000 students will be delayed until July 7.
“Summer school’s start has been delayed to July 7 to allow for more time for BCPSEA and the BCTF to work out a deal,” reads the statement from the school board.
The VSB is also awaiting a decision from the Labour Relations Board on whether or not remedial summer school programs are essential services.
“We know how important summer school is for many of our parents and students. That is why we are doing everything possible to keep summer school viable,” says superintendent Steve Cardwell. “The district will be re-evaluating the situation and providing additional information around whether summer school will proceed and will make a decision on July 3 or sooner.”
The school board is advising parents to keep an eye on their website www.vsb.bc.ca for updates.