The GNWT agreement expires on August 30, while the Yk1 and YCS agreements expire on August 31, the same day that classes for the new school year are scheduled to resume. NWTTA has collective agreements with Yellowknife Catholic Schools (YCS), Yellowknife Educational District No. 1 (yk 1) and the GNWT, which includes Allain St. Cyr School and all other schools outside of Yellowknife, said NWTTA President Fraser Oliver. “(The) collective agreements (with YCS and Yk 1) would simply continue if negotiations could not take place. In my 38 years in the NWT, it`s not unusual, but they`ve always come to an agreement,” he said. The GNWT agreement also applies to schools with the Commission scolaire francophone Territoires du Nord-Ouest (CSFTNO). The Covid-19 pandemic has delayed school authorities` negotiations on their collective agreements with the NWT Teachers` Association. (NWTTA), but teachers will continue to work. RELATED FEATURE: NWT Education Leaders agree on school closures 2019-2020 Welcome! St. Joseph`s School is a two-part school that offers a K-seven English program and a K-seven French Immersion program. ESJS is enriched by the exceptional commitment of students who learn the French language, both in our basic French and immersion courses.

We believe in building respect, in the importance of involving God and inspiring dreams. We wish you a lot of fun on our website! Thank you for your visit and do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any further questions. “We don`t know what summer has in store for us. I know (which is the GNWT) planning everything and a normal return to school and they are also planning a possible continuation of lessons at home. Or maybe it will be a combination of both. I think the GNWT is wise to consider all options. Will there be a second wave (of Covid-19)? Will there be a vaccine? These will take into account whether we will have a normal school year in September,” Oliver said. It is not certain that there will be enough time for negotiations with YCS and Yk 1 in June and teachers usually take their summer vacation in July and August, so discussions could be delayed until the fall. Traditionally, negotiations have been conducted primarily with GNWT schools in communities outside of Yellowknife, “because no matter what public schools get, Public Schools in Yellowknife are funded in the same way.

If there is an increase in teacher funding – an increase – then the same would be offered to teachers in Yellowknife. Yellowknife schools prefer to wait until government negotiations are over,” Oliver said. The changes come as the NWT are approaching a full month of distance learning after a combination of online and paper-based teaching began on April 14 following the closure of all schools at the end of March. Letter of Agreement YCSE – 6/12/2020 – Vacation Days Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, Business and Education. Prior to joining Yellowknife, he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western. Read more from Blair McBride Hearings with the GNWT scheduled for late April have been cancelled and virtual talks are scheduled for May 20-22 and June 2-5. We are a two-pronged high school (English/French Immersion) from Grades 8 to 12 that welcomes students of all faiths into our engaging, collaborative and innovative learning environments and multi-faceted after-school and extracurricular programs. .