Students to return to Abbotsford schools Monday if teachers approve deal

Shortened first day to be followed by regular hours of instruction on Tuesday.

School will return with a shortened first day on Monday, provided teachers ratify a tentative agreement to end their ongoing strike, according to Superintendent Kevin Godden.

Teachers were set to vote on the deal Thursday.

“Parents should check school websites and posted notices for school-specific schedules,” said Godden in a letter to parents. After Monday’s shortened day, regular hours of instruction will begin on Tuesday. The district will also maintain its gradual kindergarten entry timelines.

“We want to return to the traditional routines of schooling with as little disruption as possible, however we might see some need for school re-organization as we get underway, especially at the secondary level.”

The district is still waiting to hear from the province about the nature of the school year, including dates for provincial exams.

For more information parents can check the district’s website, www.sd34.bc.ca or watch abbynews.com for more details as they become available.