Negotiations between the Kamloops Teachers Association (KTTA) and School District 73 on a new contract will begin early in the new year.
On the Jim Harrison Show this morning, the President of the KTTA Amanda Jensen says class size and composition remains an important contract item in Kamloops.
“Things like salary,” she noted. “Historically things like class size and composition have been local.”
“Sounds like class size and composition might be provincial that has not been determined just yet. Things that we talk about at the local level are like professional development funding, the two-week spring break is something we talked about the last few years.”
The president of the BC Teachers Federation Glen Hansman says if talks don’t begin until February or March, he has less confidence in getting a deal done before the current deal expires or even before the new school year.