Letter to Parents: Tentative Deal Tuesday, September 16
Dear Parents and Students,
I am pleased to confirm what you have likely already heard in the media, that the BCTF and BCPSEA reached a tentative agreement early this morning.
Details of the tentative agreement are not available until later today but in the interim, the BCTF has indicated that teachers will vote on Thursday regarding ratification of the agreement. In the meantime, pickets are in place at Langley schools and are expected to remain there until an agreement is confirmed.
Over the last week, the two most frequently asked questions have been regarding when students may return to schools, and if or how lost instructional time will be made up. At this time, I am unable to provide answers to these questions as details may be included within the tentative agreement. As soon as this information becomes available it will be shared with our community.
Parents, staff and students have been anxiously awaiting the news of movement towards an agreement and I know all are eager to be back in schools. The District looks forward to welcoming all staff, students and parents to the 2014-2015 school year.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.
Superintendent of Schools