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High school classes cancelled tomorrow

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Due to the strike actions of high school teachers, all Rainy River District School Board high schools will be closed to students tomorrow (May 3), with the exception of Grades 7 and 8 students at Atikokan High School.

Elementary school classes and programming will continue as normal.

Additional impacts of the one-day strikes include:

  • high school extra-curricular activities, field trips, and school events being cancelled during the walk-outs; and
  • buses for high school students not operating.

Buses will continue their routes for elementary students only.

Community use of schools, in the evenings and on weekends, will continue as scheduled.

High school students are encouraged to continue their learning through self-directed study, continuing to prepare for their exams or assignments as under normal circumstances.

Provincial reps from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, representing local high school teachers and high school occasional teachers, provided notice April 22 of strike action in the form of weekly full withdrawal of services, one‐day per week, effective April 27.

The strike action may take place on any day of the week, with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice provided to the board from OSSTF.

This is despite a commitment from the board chair to continue discussions, requesting OSSTF back to the negotiations table.

The board will provide any new information and updates as they arise.

There also is a dedicated section accessible from the front of the board’s website at www.rrdsb.com for ongoing updates.

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