Letter: Looking for answers from school trustees

What's the rationale behind the lockout of teachers and the pay reduction?

Letter to the editor;

Dear Board of Education Trustees

First, let me thank you for all you do for public education in our child’s school district. Your effort is commendable.

Second, in an open letter to this newspaper or posted on the district website, could you outline specifically what our teachers in our community are not doing that warrants your partial lockout, a deduction of 10 per cent of their pay and their full lockout at secondary school for three days and elementary for one day at the end of June.

The 10 per cent has already been deducted from teacher’s paycheques so there must be specific reasons for this. Without hearing these reasons people might begin to conclude that the Trustees we elected are simply following a BCPSEA demand designed to be vindictive, and to provoke and inflame the dispute with teachers.

Many may start to think that our Trustees no longer represent the opinions of the local community.

Your rationale for this treatment of our teachers is important as we consider who to vote for in the November election.

Niamh Kavanagh

Cloverdale, parent of 2

Not a teacher nor related to any”

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