All Brampton and Mississauga schools closed for provincewide strike Feb. 21
The four largest teachers’ unions will hold a provincewide strike Feb. 21. – Graham Paine/Torstar
The four largest education unions in Ontario, including the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), announced a one-day strike in schools across the province on Friday, Feb. 21.
As a result, all elementary and secondary schools in Brampton and Mississauga will be closed to all kindergarten to Grade 12 students.
In addition to ETFO and OSSTF, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) and the Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO) will partake in the one-day strike.
The Peel District School Board (PDSB) sent a statement to parents and guardians Thursday, Feb. 13 indicating that they don’t need to report their child’s absence on that date.
As a result of the strike on Feb. 21, some services and classes at PDSB schools will be impacted:
• Full-day child care programs, including infant, toddler and preschool, will run.
• Some before- and after-school program 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 run programs. The board recommends that people check with their child care provider directly.
• EarlyON Child and Family Learning Centre (CFLC) programs will not be open.
• All co-op placements, including those taking place off school property, will be cancelled.
• Dual credit programming will continue. Students in dual credit programs are to report to their college locations, as previously scheduled.
• Evening permits will continue as usual in both elementary and secondary schools.
The Dufferin Peel Catholic School Board (DPCSB) is communicating information to parents/guardians through email blasts, in addition to social media and DPCSB website.