We have received information today that the Province of Ontario will be introducing legislation to repeal the Keeping Students in Schools Act. In response, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has indicated that CUPE employees will be returning to work tomorrow and both parties will recommence negotiations.
As a result, all Wellington Catholic District School Board schools will re-open to in-person instruction beginning on November 8, 2022.
As well, Before and After School programs will resume services tomorrow, Community Use of School permits will resume tomorrow and extra-curricular activities can also resume beginning tomorrow.
We recognize the uncertainty of this situation has been stressful on students, families, and staff and appreciate their patience and understanding as we have responded to the situation. We are pleased that the Province of Ontario and CUPE have found a path forward and hope this leads to successful negotiations for the future. We are looking forward to having our custodians and maintenance staff back with us at work tomorrow and we are grateful for their work in our schools each day.