Students within the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board are expected in their classrooms Monday as leadership with the Ontario government and the Canadian Union of Public Employees reached a tentative deal Sunday afternoon.
“Today, I am proud to confirm that the parties have come together to reach a tentative agreement that will provide stability for children, keep kids in the classroom and 2 million children will be learning tomorrow,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce.
“This is a positive outcome for all of the parties. The biggest beneficiary of this deal is our kids. We are grateful for all of the parties for working with the government. Kids deserve to be in class, and I am proud to confirm they will be,” he adds.
No details surrounding wages or additional supports have been revealed to the public, however, CUPE says the government still hasn’t budged on new support systems for staff.
CUPE says a ratification vote by members across the province is expected in the coming days. So, as it stands, KPDSB schools will remain open on Monday.