10:15PM UPDATE : The Ontario government has reached an 11th hour deal with the CUPE union representing 55,000 educational workers in the Province. As a result both School Boards in Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District will be open as usual On Monday morning.
The Algoma District School Board is one of thirty-four other schools boards that will open their schools on Monday despite a possible strike by thousands of CUPE workers.
The contract for 55,000 education and maintenance workers expired August 31.
School boards have struggled with making a decision as to close or stay open as a strike looms across the province. Negotiators with the Province, school boards and Union are on-going however the union indicated it would escalate a strike if a deal can not be reached over the weekend.
Students are to report to class as usual for Algoma District School Board classes however students with the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board will stay home according to ctv news, who released a list of closures Sunday. Jim Fitzpatrick, media spokesperson for HSCDSB clarifies with SaultOnline that the schools will only be closed if a strike is called but will remain open if a strike is averted. Fitzpatrick said a full update will be made available to the media and parents as early as possible Monday morning. The School Board would be joining another 33 school boards province-wide who say they are closing the schools and disrupting classes On Monday, October 7th.
Four other school boards have not made a decision to close or remain open as of publication