The school break week will indeed take place this year in Quebec.
“We respect the collective agreements, we respect the school calendar, I think there are people who were worried about that, so I’m happy [de l’]announce a month in advance, ”said the Minister of Education, Jean-François Roberge, in a press briefing on Tuesday.
In mid-January, The Journal of Quebec reported that experts and actors in the education community opposed the cancellation of the March school break. However, it has been named on numerous occasions as one of the causes of the first wave of COVID-19 due to travel abroad.
Regarding the five-day strike voted by teachers who are members of the CSQ this week, Jean-François Roberge says he is hopeful of coming to an agreement on a new collective agreement soon.
“Some find it long. I agree, I find it long too. I had a conversation with the President of the Conseil du trésor, Sonial LeBel, not very long ago, and this conversation gave me confidence that things were going to move quickly and that we would come to an agreement quickly. », He affirmed.
Remember that the members of the CSQ who work in education voted 73% in favor of a strike.
As for the weighting of the report cards, which the government said would be reviewed, Jean-François Roberge said to wait to receive the results of the students for the first half of the year before deciding.