School district announces schedule changes to account for teacher job action

NANAIMO – School district will alter its elementary school schedules due to teachers' job action.

Nanaimo school district will alter its elementary school schedules in order to account for the job action by teachers.

Beginning Monday (April 28), recess will be rescheduled to the end of the day and as such, school will end 15 minutes early.

Parents are encouraged to pick their children up from school 15 minutes earlier and in the event they are unable to do so, supervision will be provided until the regularly scheduled end of the school day.

Supervision will also be provided to students who use bus service – buses will run per the usual schedule.

A non-instructional day that was scheduled for May 5 will still take place but the non-instructional day, set for May 6, will be postponed and students will be required to attend school.

Professional Learning Communities that had been scheduled to begin this spring have been cancelled and schools will not let out an hour early on April 28 and May 12, as originally scheduled.

While teachers will not be providing supervision prior and after school and during recess, the duties will be assumed by management staff, principals and vice-principals during the job action, according to the school district.

The district is asking parents of students who don’t ride the bus to drop children off shortly before the start of school and pick children up shortly after dismissal as supervision at those times will be limited.