Summer school canceled in Metro Vancouver school districts

Dec 19 2017, 11:09 am

Despite extending their cut off date for deciding whether or not to proceed with summer school plans, Metro Vancouver’s school districts have been forced to cancel July and August’s sessions.

The provincial government and the BC Teachers’ Federation have been unable to resolve the ongoing full-scale teachers’ strike in time for summer courses to resume.

To date, the Metro region’s school districts for Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Maple Ridge, Langley, Surrey, Abbotsford, and Chilliwack. However, Surrey will have summer school for a small group of 47 students in Grade 12 who are in need of credits to graduate.

The province’s Labour Relations Board has ruled that remedial summer courses are an ‘essential service’, but most school districts are unable to find students that qualify for the sessions under the ruling.

 

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