On February 28th, 2020, the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA) advised Catholic school boards that it would be engaging in a 1-day full withdrawal of services on Thursday, March 5th, 2020.
As a result, unless an agreement is reached prior to this date, all Renfrew County Catholic District School Board classes will be cancelled and schools will be closed on Thursday, March 5th, 2020.
Under the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, the Trustee Associations, including the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association, and Provincial Government negotiate at the Central (Provincial) level with the various teacher federations and education workers’ unions. We continue to hope that a negotiated settlement will be reached shortly.
We will endeavour to communicate promptly as information becomes available on the Board’s social media platforms (Twitter, Board Website, Facebook) and through media releases as information becomes available to us.