No classes Monday through Wednesday in Langley schools

The school district is asking parents not to send children to school. There will be no buses running.

Langley teachers will be on strike for three days, beginning Monday.

Schools will be open and staffed by principals, vice-principals and support staff, but the school district is asking parents not to send children to school. There will be no buses running, acting superintendent Suzanne Hoffman said in a note to parents Thursday.

“During this time, instruction and supervision of students will not be feasible.¬†Should any students report to school, administrators will see to their safety,” a district press release states.

Strong Start centres, daycare facilities and facility rentals will operate as normal during the three-day job action, the district says.

The B.C. Teachers Federation was given permission by the Labour Relations Board to mount a three-day strike. However, the LRB said that there were to be no picket lines. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees have been told by their union to report for work.

The provincial government has introduced a bill in the Legislature that calls for a six-month cooling off period in the teachers’ labour dispute. However, teachers are able to mount limited strikes until that bill is passed. It is not expected to pass until sometime next week at the earlier.

Check this website or the school district website for more updates as they become available.