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Last day of school?

Barring a contract settlement this weekend, tomorrow could be the last day of school for some time unless the province and teachers reach an agreement.

Campbell River students were off again on Thursday as part of rotating strike action around the province and returned to class today.

However, this week, B.C.’s 41,000 teachers voted 86 per cent in favour of a full-scale strike which will begin Tuesday.

The full-scale school strike would begin Tuesday, but there isn’t expected to be any classes on Monday either as members of the B.C. Teachers’ Federation plan to hold a study session day with their union representatives.

On Thursday, B.C. Education Minister Peter Fassbender told reporters the government will continue negotiations with teachers this weekend in the hope of reaching an agreement or temporary settlement.

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