We have received word from the Saanich Teachers' Association that on Friday, September 5th, STA members will not be mounting picket lines in the district. All STA members will instead be expected to attend a study session at the Mary Winspear Centre followed by a demonstration to which CUPE employees who are on-call or not assigned to work that day have been invited. All CUPE employees who are scheduled to work on Friday should report to work at their usual location for their scheduled shift.
While our schools will have administrators and support staff in the building, we will not have the staff needed to safely deal with students and therefore request that parents not send their children to school.
Superintendent of Saanich Schools, Dr. Keven Elder