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TDSB to send placement letters instead of report cards

Alanna Kelly | posted Thursday, Jun 11th, 2015

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Elementary students in the Toronto District School Board won’t be sent home with report cards in June, TDSB confirmed on Thursday.

Instead, the more than 170,000 students will get letters confirming their placement for the upcoming school year.

TDSB said in a press release that the reason the report cards will not be sent is “due to the ongoing strike action this month.”

The decision comes one day after York and Peel public boards announced on Wednesday that elementary students will also be receiving placement letters instead of report cards.

“I know that students, parents and guardians highly value report card marks and comments and we regret that the current labour situation does not allow us to provide final report cards this year,” said Donna Quan, director of TDSB.

TDSB said that elementary teachers are currently taking part in a province-wide strike action which includes not recording student marks electronically for the purpose of creating report cards.

Letters will be provided to students by principals during the week of June 22.

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