In School District 27's ninth Parent Information Bulletin, Superintendent of Schools Mark Thiessen had this to say today:
"This is usually a very exciting time for students, parents, and staff as we anticipate the first day of school. Unfortunately, tomorrow will not be the first day of classes for our students. As most of you know by now, respected mediator Vince Ready stepped away from the provincial exploratory discussions with the teachers' union and the employer this past Saturday. At this point, no new provincial talks are scheduled, but that could change at any moment.
"Although schools will remain closed tomorrow and likely beyond, principals and vice principals will be in schools should you have any questions. However, they will be unable to offer either supervision or instruction. As such, we are asking families not to send their children to school on Wednesday, September 3rd. Those parents who send their children to school will be contacted and asked to pick up their children as quickly as possible.