Schools in Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes will close in event of strike Monday

"Student safety cannot be ensured"

The Trillium Lakelands District School Board (Muskoka, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes) says its schools will be closed Monday in the event of a strike by support staff.

“Trillium Lakelands District School Board has carefully assessed the potential impact on school operations and determined that student safety cannot be ensured. Therefore all TLDSB schools will be closed to students starting Monday, October 7, until the end of the CUPE full withdrawal of services. This includes all elementary, secondary, and adult and alternate education centres. Education centres in Lindsay and Bracebridge will remain open.”

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TDLSB advises parents to:

  • not send your child to school. You do not need to call into safe arrival programs.
  • watch for notification from the school board of any changes to the situation prior to Monday morning. If you do not receive notification, consider your child’s school closed.

TDLSB says the decision to close schools to students was very carefully considered. “CUPE staff in TLDSB school provide important work in our schools, including support for students with special needs, safe arrival programs, water line flushing, cleaning, and maintenance of our buildings.”

Talks to avert a strike are expected to resume this afternoon.

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