November 3, 2015
Dear elementary school students, parents and guardians,
This letter provides you with an update regarding recent labour announcements. As you may have heard, the Province has reached tentative agreements with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
Both CUPE provincial and ETFO provincial have directed their members to suspend strike action. We are pleased that these tentative settlements have been reached. Over the coming days schools will return to normal operating conditions.
Part of the provincial agreement with ETFO includes completion of the fall progress reports. While these will be completed and distributed to parents, the timelines will be slightly altered. We will ensure that progress reports are distributed by December 11, 2015. Additional details will be sent home by your school as they become available. As always, if you have any concerns about your child’s progress please contact your child’s teacher.
We appreciate your patience and support for public education throughout this process.
J. Philip Parappally
Director of Education