Teachers withdrawing from extra-curricular activities


Prince George District Teachers Association President Matt Pearce says imposing Bill 22 has demoted teachers from employees to public servants. Teachers in School District 57 have voted to withdraw all volunteer and extracurricular activities for the end of this year, and into the next, unless Bill 22 is repealed. He says the controversial bill was the straw that broke the camel’s back, and he’s never seen teachers this angry. The withdrawal is effective immediately, though he adds teachers will follow through on commitments that have already been made. In the absence of teacher support, he says it will be up to the community to pick up the slack. Pearce says they are considering some other things on a province-wide basis, but for now this is what local teachers have decided.

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