Broten Meets With ETFO Head
The head of the province's elementary teacher's union has met with the Education Minister at Queen's Park for almost an hour on Tuesday afternoon to talk about comments on your kids' fall report cards and other actions taken after the province legislated a teacher's contract framework.
Last week, it was revealed Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario (ETFO) president Sam Hammond instructed teachers to leave only one line in comments section, instead of details parents are used to getting. Teachers have also been refusing to take part in volunteer extra curricular activities.
Laurel Broten called the meeting a "thorough discussion" and says it was a chance for both sides to bring up concerns. However, she notes the two sides are still far apart when it comes to extra-curriculars and the report cards.
"I am disappointed that we were not able to come to agreement on these items," Broten said in a statement.
The education minister went on to say the door is open for discussions with ETFO to talk with the province.
ETFO says they have no plans to make a statement.
The head of the province's secondary teacher's union is expected to meet with Broten on Wednesday morning.