Summer school officially cancelled in Abbotsford

Remedial programs to be offered online for students who have failed a course

The Abbotsford School District has cancelled summer school for all students save those in Grade 10, 11 and 12 who failed a course.

A Labour Relations Board (LRB) ruling on June 27 deemed remedial summer school programs as an essential service. But that comprises only a small portion of the summer school offerings of the Abbotsford School District.

With teachers vowing to picket all summer programs around the province, the Abbotsford district has decided to cancel the session entirely.

The remedial programs deemed essential by the LRB will be offered online through the Abbotsford Virtual School.

Last year 1,674 students enrolled over the summer. The classes had originally been scheduled to start this week.

The district also announced that students in grades between kindergarten and Grade 9 won’t receive report cards until the strike ends.

Grade 10 and 11 students will receive report cards by the end of July, the district says. The cards will only include final grades. Grade 12 report cards can be picked up at schools between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until July 4. Report cards that go uncollected by July 11 will be mailed.

In Mission, summer school had already been cancelled due to budget constraints, prior to teacher job action. That decision was made in May.

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