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Business as usual for SD46, SD68 making recess change during teachers' job action

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Teachers are starting what they’re calling “stage one” job action. The BCTF says they’re targeting “administrative” activities like meetings with principals, and supervising students at recess, lunch and before or after school.

Louise Herle is president of the Sunshine Coast Teachers’ Association.

Mike Ball, president of the Nanaimo District Teachers’ Association, says they’re hoping to send a strong message to the government.

Some districts ,including SD68, are changing recess during the BCTF job action, but the Sunshine Coast School District is carrying on as normal.

Nanaimo Ladysmith School District officials say they’re moving afternoon recess for elementary students to the end of the day and asking parents to pick kids up 15 minutes early, beginning Monday, April 28. Early dismissals planned for April 28 and May 12 have been cancelled. May 6 was supposed to be a non-instructional day, but it will now be a regular school day. A letter detailing the changes was sent home to parents of elementary and secondary students.

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In a letter for parents, SD46 says, “Student safety is always our first concern, so we have ensured that we have adequate supervision at all of our schools by scheduling management staff to take on these roles.”

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