Teachers ordered to do report cards in April

NANAIMO – Teachers will submit marks and prepare report cards by the end of April.

Teachers will submit marks and prepare report cards by the end of April.

A Labour Relations Board ruling, released Friday, orders the B.C. Teachers’ Federation and its locals to rescind advice to members that they should not produce report cards due while teachers were still on Phase 1 job action.

The union argued that doing report cards for periods that happened before job action ended amounts to asking teachers to do “struck work”.

In Nanaimo, second term report cards for elementary students were due March 16, a day before provincial legislation ended teacher job action.

Because the district is on a semester system for secondary students, the union maintains that teachers were already planning on doing report cards detailing progress of students in the second semester, which usually go out in April.

The ruling also orders teachers to submit final marks for first semester courses. Report cards and marks are to submitted by the end of April.