Board of education wants teacher bargaining to continue

Trustee Megan Dykeman wants the board to support the bargaining process, not forced legislation.

The Langley Board of Education may send a letter to both the government and the B.C. Teachers Federation, asking them to reach a settlement in the ongoing teachers’ dispute as soon as possible, but to respect the bargaining process.

Trustee Megan Dykeman moved that the board send a letter to the two parties. She thinks the board “has been very silent on this and that’s why this letter has been drafted.”

She wants it to say that the board supports the bargaining process, not forced legislation.

Trustee Rod Ross called the letter a bit “apple pie,” but said he would support it.

The board passed Dykeman’s motion.

The only other trustee who spoke was Alison McVeigh, who said she would want all the trustees to see a final draft of the letter to reach an approved consensus on what is being sent out.

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