The Near North District School Board says all of their secondary and elementary schools will be closed to students on Wednesday, December 4th if OSSTF members hold a one-day strike, as planned.
The board says OSSTF represents secondary Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, Educational Assistants and other staff like Psychologists, Speech Language Pathologists, Mental Health Workers and many others.
In a release, the board says ECE’s and EA’s provide significant scheduled supervision for all elementary students and their absence would create significant safety concerns in that the Board will not be in the position to provide the required supervision to students.
All schools will re-open on Thursday, December 5th, 2019.
They also say all childcare, before and after daycare, EarlyOn centres and community use will remain open.
The board says they remain hopeful that a settlement can be reached by end of day Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
If an agreement is reached, schools will open as usual on Wednesday.


(File photo by station staff)