News

Grad 2014 to proceed despite job action

Upcoming graduation ceremonies will proceed as planned, without teacher involvement.

Now that the ongoing teachers’ dispute has escalated into full-scale strike action, teachers will not be helping with any aspects of setting up and running the graduation ceremonies.

“Teachers are not participating in graduation ceremonies at this time,” said Brenda O’Dell, president of the North Okanagan Shuswap Teachers Association.

O’Dell said that if the B.C. Teachers Federation and the B.C. Public School Employer’s Association happen to sign a deal before graduation ceremonies are to take place, individual teachers can decide how they want to volunteer their time.

O’Dell refused to comment about whether teachers are permitted to attend graduation ceremonies as guests.

Organizer of Salmon Arm Secondary’s Dry Grad, Daylene Fleming, said that they’ve had to call on administration to step in and help to organize, set up  and run the event.

Fleming said the dry grad has gone slightly over budget because no one can get into the school to gather supplies such as cups and cutlery for the event.

“We’ll figure it out one way or another,” said Fleming. “It’s just little hiccups that have gotten in the way.”

Salmon Arm Secondary grad ceremonies take place Thursday, June 26 at the Shaw Centre, followed by dry grad at the SASCU Recreation Centre.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Update: Shuswap Middle School to reopen Thursday
 
Update: Bastion Elementary will open Friday
 
Martin chairs CSRD board
Holiday windows in memory
 
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
Red Bull announces big mountain ski competition for Revelstoke
 
Cooke siblings travelling to Europe to compete in Freeride World Tour
 
Jim Cuddy headlines Revelstoke CP Rail Holiday Train stop

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.