Princeton teachers protest Bill 22

Princeton teachers protest Bill 22

Princeton teachers won’t give retroactive report cards

B.C. teachers will be giving final report cards, but won’t be issuing report cards that were supposed to go out earlier this year.

Princeton teachers will be giving final report cards, but won’t be issuing report cards that were supposed to go out earlier this year.

Members of the BC Teachers’ Federation are refusing to make-up report cards that were not issued prior to passage of Bill 22, said BCTF President Susan Lambert in a news release.

“It’s standard labour practice to not do struck work,” said Robert Tarswell, president of the Princeton District Teachers’ Union.

But teachers have been giving Grade 12 students their marks needed for graduation when they’ve asked, he said.

Education Minister George Abbott said he intends to compel teachers to issue retroactive report cards, but Lambert said this isn’t needed because teachers have been communicating with parents through notes, emails and phone calls home.

“Teachers feel quite secure that they are making contact with parents, and that the parents know how they’re children are doing,” Tarswell said.

Lambert said making up strike work would make the strike ineffective.