During this period of rule work, schools remain open and curricula will continue to operate. However, if the rule work measures progress and include other sanctions, this could have a considerable impact on school activities, authorizations and the functioning of the school. We will continue to update parents/legal guardians with new information as it becomes available. For current updates, please visit this page and follow @tdsb on Twitter. ETFO also announced that if ETFO did not reach an agreement with effect from 20 January 2020 by 17 January 2020, it would initiate a total withdrawal from the service strike on a rotating basis. If this complete withdrawal of services were to take place, the TDSB would have no choice but to close all primary schools for students, as there would not be sufficient supervision to ensure their safety. ETFO has also begun the process of strike voting across the province. The association asks its members if they support the strikes of primary school teachers in the absence of agreement on a new contract. Members` voting is expected to be completed by November 1, 2019. It is important to note that a strike vote by its members does not necessarily mean that primary school teachers are taking measures of partial or total work/withdrawal of services. The TDSB has entered into a preliminary local agreement with the 11,141 board teachers represented by the Elementary Teachers of Toronto (ETT).
This local agreement has yet to be ratified by the ETT Board of Directors and members. Learn more. .