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York Region District School Board and Elementary Teachers Ratify Agreements
News Release
12/17/2015
York Region District School Board and Elementary Teachers Ratify Agreements
​Aurora, ON – On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) ratified a three-year collective agreement for its elementary school teachers. Members of the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario – York Region (ETFO-YR) and ETFO-YR Occasional Teachers (ETFO-YR OT) also ratified the agreement through a membership vote on December 14 and December 16 respectively.
 
“Our elementary teachers are highly skilled and experienced professionals and we appreciate the work that they do for and with our students,” said Board Chair Anna DeBartolo. “I applaud senior staff and the negotiations teams; this agreement will ensure that we continue to improve student achievement and well-being.”
 
“We have reached a local agreement that is fair for our teachers” said David Clegg, President of ETFO-YR. “Here in York Region, we have again demonstrated that an employer dealing directly with the representative union can resolve issues, solve problems and achieve a settlement in an expeditious manner; all areas which proved to be so difficult at the provincial table.”
 
“We are pleased to arrive at an agreement that will improve working conditions for our occasional teachers, particularly related to training and professional development,” said Nadia Ciacci, President of ETFO-YR OT. “While staying within the parameters established by the provincial government, we know that our teachers will continue to provide students with the best possible classroom experiences.”
 
The agreements between the YRDSB and ETFO-YR and between the YRDSB and ETFO-YR OT include items bargained locally. As part of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, the local agreement will be combined with the centrally bargained terms of the provincial agreement.
 
York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 122,000 students in 174 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter: @YRDSB.
 
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For more information contact:

Licinio Miguelo
Corporate Communications
905-727-0022 ext. 2340
licinio.miguelo@yrdsb.ca 

 
 
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