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All Upper Grand elementary schools closed on Friday, January 11, 2013


For Immediate Release
January 9, 2013

GUELPH, Ontario — Earlier today it was reported that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) will stage a one day political protest against the provincial government on Friday, January 11, 2013. As a result all Upper Grand elementary schools will be closed to students to ensure the safety of children.

Parents are asked to make alternate care arrangements for their children and not send them to school on Friday.

Buses will run to pick up secondary, Catholic and French-language students but will not collect Upper Grand elementary school students.

If a child attends a before and after, day care or Extended Day program in one of Upper Grand elementary schools, the operator of the program will notify parents directly about their plans for the day.

At this point it is not known if this will affect Upper Grand secondary schools. Any changes will be communicated to families. 

This is a one day protest only and schools will re-open on Monday January 14.

Updated Information will be posted on the Board and school websites, the Board’s hot-line at 519-827-2089, and the media will be notified. 


For more information: 

Maggie McFadzen, Communications Officer
519-822-4420 ext. 725
[email protected]


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