The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) announced Thursday morning that parents of elementary school children in the area will not be receiving term one report cards because of the ongoing labour unrest.
”Currently, public elementary teachers across Ontario are taking part in strike action. This action includes not completing a full report card or inputting student marks electronically for the purpose of producing report cards,” a letter to parents read.
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“As a result, your child will not be bringing home a report card this term.”
The letter was signed WRDSB director of education John Bryant and board chair Jayne Herring.
It continued by saying: “We understand that this information is disappointing – we share that disappointment.”
Parents of children win junior and senior kindergarten will also no be getting the Kindergarten Communication of Learning.
The board says it encourages parents to contact their teachers to discuss their children’s progress.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which has been without a contract since December, began a work-to-rule campaign in early December.
Earlier this week, the job action grew to include a series of rotating strikes.
The ETFO announced Wednesday that teachers from the WRDSB will walk out on Monday.
Public elementary schools in the region have also closed twice due to rotating strikes by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF).
The OSSTF represents public high school workers in the region as well as education workers at public elementary schools.