June 12, 2015 11:41 am
Updated: June 12, 2015 12:18 pm

Students pick up placards, after learning they won’t get their report cards


WATCH: Students protest outside Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s constituency office.

TORONTO – “We deserve our report cards, we worked hard.”

Armed with placards, a group of grade seven students from Northlea Elementary and Middle School took their message to the premier’s constituency office Thursday.

They were protesting the Toronto District School Board’s decision send students home without report cards this year.

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One of the students, Bridget Neal said they thought that wasn’t good enough, so the group decided to protest outside Kathleen Wynne’s office on Eglinton Ave. E.

Neal said “Our education is important. We should get our report cards and see where we’re at.”

The grade seven student said she hoped Wynne “hears about this and sees that we care.”

Also standing outside the premier’s office, her classmate Lucas Neal said “our teachers are bringing us into their protest.”

Teachers in the province are participating in a work-to-rule action that was announced in April.

More than 170,000 elementary school students in the city will be going home without report cards.

Instead, they’ll receive “placement” letters indication what grade they’ll be in in September.

And they’re not alone.

Elementary school students in Peel and York region will also receive similar letters.

On Tuesday, Education Minister Liz Sandals said the province will not provide the boards with additional money to hire extra help to complete the report cards.

Niagara, Simcoe County and Trillium-Lakelands have said they will give students their marks.

It’s unclear what other boards in the province plan to do.

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