Students in elementary school will not receive their report cards in February due to the ongoing job action taking place among members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Simcoe County District School Board says.
“Due to the ongoing provincial job action, it is not possible to produce elementary report cards at this time,” Steve Blake, the Simcoe County school board’s education director, said in a letter addressed to parents.
The absence of report cards, which were scheduled to distribute on Feb. 14, will affect students in kindergarten to Grade 8.
Under the Simcoe County school board, ETFO represents permanent and occasional elementary teachers, as well as designated early childhood educators.
ETFO began a work-to-rule campaign in November. Since then, the job action has escalated, and ETFO members across Ontario are now participating in rotating walkouts.
Elementary schools under the Simcoe County District School Board will close on Monday if a tentative agreement isn’t reached between ETFO and the province.
Transportation to elementary schools will also be cancelled that day.
“There would not be sufficient supervision to ensure student safety,” the school board says.