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UPDATED: Mississauga and Brampton public elementary schools to be closed for 3 one-day strikes

Peel District School Board elementary schools will be closed Friday, Jan. 31, Tuesday, Feb. 4 and Thursday, Feb.6, in one of the latest rotating strikes from Ontario teachers.

The Peel board and Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board will be affected by an upcoming one-day strikes, unless progress is made in negotiations between the province and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) before then.

“Because student safety is a top priority and it cannot be ensured during an ETFO strike, the Peel board has determined that if the one-day strike takes place, all elementary schools will be closed to kindergarten to Grade 8 students on Jan. 31, 2020,” the Peel board stated in a news release.

Parents can keep track of strike action updates by visiting the Peel board’s website, following the board on Twitter or Facebook or subscribing to specific school websites.

As well, parents should take note of the following if the one-day strike occurs as planned:

• Full-day child-care programs (i.e. infant, toddler and preschool programs) will run.

• Before- and after-school programs are not operated by the Peel board. On Jan. 31, 2020, some providers will run full-day programs for students who are currently enrolled in before- and after-school programs, as they would on PA Days. However, some providers will not be able to run programs. Please check with your child-care provider directly.

• EarlyON programs hosted in elementary schools will not be open.

• Evening permits will continue as usual in both elementary and secondary schools.

The union will provide details on other impacts for Feb. 4 and 6, including childcare on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

News Credit – bramptonguardian.com

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