We wanted to remind you of job action expected to take place tomorrow that would impact TDSB secondary schools. As you are aware, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that, should a tentative agreement not be reached, its members (teachers and education workers) will conduct another one-day walkout (full withdrawal of services) tomorrow, Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and return to work on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
As with the walkout that took place last week, if this job action commences as expected, the Board will have no other option but to close all secondary schools (Grades 9 to 12) to students on Wednesday, December 11 as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure their safety. As a result, parents/guardians will be required to make alternate arrangements for their children if necessary. In addition to all TDSB secondary schools, Adult High Schools, secondary e-Learning classes, and Night Schools offering secondary credits would also be closed to students. Any out-of-school activities (e.g. field trips, sports, etc.) would also be cancelled.
Should the OSSTF walkout take place tomorrow, elementary and middle schools will remain open, and General Interest and Adult ESL courses will continue to run.
We remain hopeful that a contract agreement can be reached to avoid any further disruption to students’ education. On Wednesday morning, parents/guardians and students are encouraged to check local media, check www.tdsb.on.ca/labour and @tdsb on Twitter for any possible updates to the planned job action.