Rita Collver, Chair of Grand Erie District School Board, issued the following statement on behalf of the Board of Trustees in response to the recent announcement by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) to continue position that the advice on voluntary/extra-curriculars remains unchanged.
Rita Collver said in a statement:
“All of our staff members continue to focus on student learning and safety.
OSSTF’s announcement built on the goodwill and commitment of working with the government to promote teachers’ involvement in sports, clubs and other activities for the betterment of the school experience.
We are seeing significant re-engagement of our staff in sports, clubs and activities.
We are extremely disappointed in the Executive of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario who have advised their members to continue to take a pause on sports, clubs and activities that directly affect our students.
Students, parents, families and communities deserve an explanation from the government and from the provincial union.
Our hope is for the Provincial government and the elementary union to continue their talks and come to a resolution on behalf of the students.”