School is out Monday in Kimberley

District confirms no schools open due to strike; parents should make alternate child care arrangements

As reported in Wednesday’s Daily Bulletin, teachers in the Rocky Mountain District will be out on a one-day strike next Monday, May 26.

SD6 Superintendent Paul Carriere has now confirmed that schools will be closed on Monday. Notes are being sent home to all parents this week that alternate arrangements for child care should be made for that day only.

“We will not have teaching staff present and therefore will be unable to operate schools on Monday, May 26,” Carriere said. “We have asked parents to make alternate arrangements for the care of their children. We are also advising that the buses will not be running as all schools and sites will be picketed and we expect that CUPE staff will not cross teacher picket lines.”

For those seeking child care, the Kimberley Aquatic Centre has organized a last minute day camp for kids aged four to 11, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call 250-427-2983 for information.