The last Tuesday before Spring Break, teachers of South Delta Secondary held a vote to decide whether to enter in negotiations with British Colombia's government over issues such as class sizes, special needs teachers and a raise after their 1-year contract following the last strike in 2012 expired. 89% voted for. Now, according to News1130's website, the BC Teacher's Federation (BCTF) could issue a 72-hour strike notice after meeting with Labour Relations tomorrow, Tuesday, April 15th to discuss what services are needed in the contract. Though this is probably unlikely, Jim Iker, president of BCTF, notified the public that Stage 1 of the strike will not affect students. He explained that the idea would be to put more pressure on the administration; the only change being that teachers wouldn't be meeting with administrators. When asked about a quick solution, Iker said that they're hoping they "can get a deal without having to escalate into job action." but if it comes to a strike, most teachers at South Delta Secondary think it would take place next year.
Did you participate in this year's Jar Wars? No? That's what we thought. Well, participating really payed off for Mr. Outerbridge's Math 11 Challenge class. To celebrate their victory, this Block H class, within seconds, devoured a Dairy Queen cake much like a great white shark devouring a tuna. On Thursday, March 13th, this cake was not lucky enough to live. The individual jars participating in the wars had to be filled with nothing other than pennies or nickels. Any dime, any quarter, any loonie, or any toonie who dared to enter the jars would eliminate points from the specific class containing these horrid pieces of metal. Of course, everyone would sabotage other classes in hopes of winning, themselves. The manipulation involved was so exquisite, so clever that few students escaped the wrath of the genius of others. For example, classes flipped jars to remove any possibility of new threatening coins entering their sanctuary. Mr. Outerbridge also brought in a miniscule jar that barely allowed quarters to pass, saving him from the loss of multiple points. And then, there was Mrs. Reimer who brought in a bag of pennies on the last day as well, making it a close call between the classes. May the jar be with you, SDSS.
...I am your father.
Written by Gabriella Hall and Alex Dannhauer
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