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Late Friday night discussions were called off between the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the government. All Trillium Lakelands District School Board elementary schools will be closed on Monday, February 3, 2020.
A province wide ETFO strike scheduled for Thursday Feb. 6 will also impact TLDSB elementary school students later this week.
Daycares, before and after school programs, and community use of school after-hours programs are not affected by the strike. Bus transportation will not be provided to TLDSB elementary students if schools are closed on Monday. TLDSB does provide bussing to Catholic schools in Muskoka and in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and so buses will still be running. Please do not put your elementary TLDSB child on the bus on Monday if an agreement with teachers has not been reached.
There is financial support available to parents of eligible children for each day of school that is missed due to labour disruption. Parents and guardians of TLDSB students are asked to visit the Ministry of Education website at Ontario.ca/SupportForParents or the dedicated Support for Parents Helpline at 888-444-3770.