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Ontario to table back-to-work legislation for secondary teachers. Secondary schools remain closed to students until further notice.

The Minister of Education announced today, May 25, 2015, that the government will be tabling back-to-work legislation in an effort to return secondary students to classrooms in Durham, Peel and Rainbow district school boards. This process may take a number of days and students will not return to school until further notice.

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Update on the administration of grade 3, 6 and 9 EQAO assessments

The Peel District School Board has been notified by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) that grade 3, 6 and 9 EQAO assessments will not proceed in Peel schools unless strike/work-to-rule ends. As always, we will update you if there is new information to share.​​

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SECONDARY TEACHERS’ STRIKE CONFIRMED: Peel board secondary schools closed as of May 4, 2015, for secondary teachers’ strike

The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) has notified the Peel District School Board today that secondary teachers and secondary occasional teachers will be on strike effective May 4, 2015.


Since we cannot ensure the safety of students during a secondary teachers' strike, we have no choice but to close all Peel board secon​​dary schools (grades 9 to 12) to students as of May 4. Please do not send your teen to school during the strike.

As of May 4:
  • All regular instructional programs for grade 9 to 12 students are cancelled.
  • Secondary extracurricular activities, field trips and school events are cancelled.
  • Buses for secondary students will not operate. Buses will continue their routes for elementary students only. Buses to provincial schools will continue.
  • The Peel board's eLearning courses will not continue.
  • Night School classes will not run.
  • Both elementary and secondary International Language classes are cancelled.
  • Teachers may be picketing outside Peel secondary school​s. Picketing is not expected to take place outside Peel elementary schools. 
Students writing Internationa​​​​l Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) exams are reminded that exams will continue at off-site locations as communicated. ​

During a secondary teachers’ strike, students are encouraged to continue their learning through self-directed study. Students may also consider volunteering in the community as they can continue to work towards their 40-hour community involvement requirement, which they need to graduate. View our student learning resources​ for more details.​​

We will continue to monitor the situation and its impact on students, and will keep you updated as the situation changes. To find out the status of schools during labour action:
We remain committed to reaching fair, equitable agreements with all of our employee groups. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding. ​​​
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Updated Frequently Asked Questions related to OSSTF strike action are available

​​Our updated Frequently Asked Questions resource related to OSSTF strike action has been posted to http://www.peelschools.org/aboutus/labour​. We will continue to update and share the FAQ as new information becomes available. ​​

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SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration for Summer School Opening Soon.​

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Letter to families about updated health & physical education curriculum

​The Ministry of Education recently released its revised Health & Physical Education (HPE) curriculum, which all Ontario schools are required to implement beginning in September 2015. We want to ensure all Peel families have the information they need to help them understand the changes and learn how the curriculum will be taught in the classroom.

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