June 26, 2014 9:10 pm

WATCH: Okanagan online students feeling labour dispute impact


VERNON – While the regular school year is winding down, some students are still feeling the impact of the ongoing labour dispute between teachers and the province.

Some students planning to take online courses this summer are finding they can’t register.

Vernon ninth grader Kristen Morgan is hoping to finish high school two years early and planned to take online courses this summer to make that happen.

However, so far Morgan has been unable to sign-up anywhere.

“I’m doing these courses to excel but I definitely have friends and I definitely know people who are sitting a home now saying I’m not doing this to excel I’m doing this to pass,” says Morgan.

How the courses will be treated by striking teachers is still unclear.

Local teachers’ associations are waiting for advice from the BC Teachers’ Federation about how to handle online courses.

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