No report cards for many B.C. students
Teachers Fiona Laporte and Jason Webber (L) walk the picket line while on strike outside MacDonald Elementary School in Vancouver last week. (REUTERS)
Many students in the Lower Mainland will not be receiving report cards at the end of this school year as the teachers’ strike continues.
While some report cards for Grade 10-11 are expected to go out and the Labour Relations Board has ruled all Grade 12 final marks must be completed, many students in Kindergarten to Grade 9 won’t be receiving their reports.
In Surrey, the district said simply in a statement they don’t have the staff or the information to compile report cards.
New West said in a statement K-9 report cards will not be issued, and there’s no decision yet on report cards for Grade 10 and 11.
Vancouver spokesman Kurt Heinrich said the district is asking teachers on Tuesday to review Grade 10 and 11 marks and intends to send them out in early July. Those reports will include attendance and final marks. There will be no K-7 reports, and Grade 8-9 cards will exclude marks and comments.
In North Vancouver, district spokeswoman Victoria Miles said K-9 report cards likely won’t go out. Grade 10-12 reports will likely be delivered the week of June 30, she said — though expect information to be “limited.”
In Burnaby, according to a district statement, teachers were given the option of whether or not they wished to submit marks — students of teachers who didn’t submit marks won’t get report cards.
Delta expects to send out a letter to parents on Wednesday with updates to parents — district spokeswoman Deneka Michaud said Grade 10-12 cards might take longer than usual to complete.