Over the past month, teachers across the province have been staging one-day strikes in hopes that the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation and the Government of Saskatchewan can come to a new deal.
There has been a lot of conversation among students and parents about how they can support the teachers and the STF has encouraged them to join the picket lines.
However, several students and parents in the Regina area are looking at staging a student walk-out this afternoon, apparently in solidarity with the teachers.
The walk-out is planned for 1:45 p.m. until about 3 p.m. and is encouraging students to come out and show support for their teachers, while “keeping it classy” and a few folks in Weyburn have been considering joining the walk-out.
So what’s the difference between this and the teacher strikes? This, as made clear in the flyer for the event, is NOT an STF-sanctioned event.
So what does that mean for kids?
While, here in the Southeast, it would be treated like any other absence. According to Southeast Cornerstone Public School Division rules, a parent must call in for it to be considered an excused absence. If they do not, it would be considered an unexcused absence or what we grew up knowing as a skip.
As of Friday morning, we have no confirmation as to whether or not any Weyburn students will be involved in the walk-out or if they have plans for their own. However, for any students looking at this and thinking it would be a great way to get out of school on a Friday afternoon...you should probably have that conversation with your parents BEFORE the Edsby notification comes in.
Heading to the rally? Planning your own? Let us know! Text us at 306-848-1067.