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Liberals call on Premier for catch-up plan for students affected by school support strike

By Caitlin Snow Jun 29, 2023 | 11:56 AM

Nova Scotia Liberal Party Leader Zach Churchill. Image: submitted.

The Liberals are calling on the Houston government for a catch-up plan for students who missed five weeks of class, when school support staff went on strike in May.

Thousands of pre-primary and special needs students missed critical classroom time, and Leader Zach Churchill says the families deserve to see how these students will catch up.

“The Houston government failed to keep these students in the classroom with their peers, creating significant challenges for the children and families who rely on the important services our school support workers and pre-primary educators provide on a daily basis,” said Opposition Leader Zach Churchill. “We were pleased to see children were able to get back in the classroom before the end of the school year, but the Houston government has yet to address the resulting issues they created by having these students miss more than five weeks of critical classroom time. At the very least, these students and their families deserve to see a plan now from this government on how they will catch up to their peers.”

More than 1800 school support workers walked off the job May 10, until a deal was reached two weeks ago, allowing thousands of children back to class before the end of the year. The last day of school for this year, is June 30.


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