September 16, 2014 Update
I am pleased to confirm what you have no doubt already heard or seen through media sources. BCPSEA and the BCTF have reached a tentative agreement as of 3:50 this morning. The two bargaining teams are meeting today in order to finalize the details of the agreement before it can be presented for ratification by the BCTF membership and all Boards of Education. The agreement is not final until both sides approve. It is hoped that the ratification process can be completed by Friday evening.
There is no confirmation as yet regarding the first day of school for students. Please watch the websites and listen to local radio stations for updated information. In School District #91, the first day for students will be a half day as it typically has been in years past.
I know that this has been a very difficult and frustrating time for parents, for students and certainly for staff. My sincere hope is that once school is back in session, we will all work together to maximize the opportunity for students to have a positive and successful year.
Charlene Seguin, Superintendent of Schools