EMSB to offer online instruction only for students Wednesday in response to teacher strike
The Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers has filed an official strike action to express their dissatisfaction in their collective bargaining negotiations with the Government of Québec.
This right to strike is scheduled to begin at 12:01 am and end at 9:30 am on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. The teacher’s union has declared that teachers will then begin their regular duties.
The strike action will affect the educational services offered to students. Several options were considered to mitigate the effects of the strike action, which included the closing of schools, modifying the instructional day or a migration to online learning. The strike will have major repercussions on bus schedules, daycare services, and logistics that could compromise the health and safety of our students.
Therefore, on Wednesday, April 14, the English Montreal School Board schools will offer virtual online instruction education to all our students. As students will be learning remotely from home, daycare and transportation services will not be offered.
Instruction to students will begin at 9:45 am. Students will follow the assigned virtual schedule of their schools.
Students enrolled in the Adult Education and Vocational Services (AEVS) program will also engaged in online learning that day. For those vocational courses that need to be done in person, arrangements will be made.