School board to look at cancelling recess

  • Wed May 14th, 2014 11:00am
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The school board will discuss student supervision on May 27, deciding if June recesses will be cancelled as a result of the BC Teacher’s Federation job action.”We will be reviewing supervision at our board meeting. I will be recommending that we cancel the recess portion of supervision, but that will be considered by the board,” wrote superintendent Angus Wilson.School District 50 principals and staff have been supervising students during recess since the job action began on April 24.Exempt staff are putting in longer days than usual, he said, commuting to all schools on the islands to ensure recess is supervised, on top of completing their regular work obligations.”We can’t sustain it much longer,” Mr. Wilson said. than a dozen school districts have cancelled recess so far. BCTF president Jim Iker has said recess cancellation was “unnecessary and inappropriate” and asked school districts to reconsider.The school board will meet at Masset’s GM Dawson on Tuesday, May 27 at 7 pm.