Despite a clear LRB ruling that recess supervision is not an essential service, School District 82 officials have cancelled recess in all schools throughout the district.
Teachers recently stopped performing non-instructional duties such as recess supervision, in order to draw attention to chronic under-funding in their classrooms.
Karen Andrews, Terrace District Teachers’ Union President, states, “the cancellation of recess is not necessary and the LRB has suggested various alternatives.
"Nonetheless, School District 82 made this controversial decision without adequately considering the needs of children and families. Despite this action, teachers are resourceful and will make the best of this situation.”
Coast Mountains is only one of a handful of school districts across the province that has taken this dubious step. Read the Facilities Recommendations Here