Report cards are set to go out to Ontario families, but the mandatory parent-teacher interviews will not, teachers union says.
The union confirmed that meetings about progress reports will still only be “initiated at the teacher’s discretion if the teacher identifies a concern about a child’s progress.”
These revelations are due to the recent snags in negotiations between the Ontario government and the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. Before a tentative agreement could be reached on November 2nd, talks lead to more problems between the two groups. At first it looked like report cards may be the victim in this snag, but the resulting consequence of this latest agreement will be the lack of parent-teacher interviews that will be available.
Parents will still have the option to request an interview with their child’s teacher, but it is up to the teacher’s discretion as to whether they will schedule an interview or not.
Does this change the definition of the word ‘mandatory’?
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