District 13 OSSTF represents approximately 1450 permanent and 220 occasional teachers in Durham region. Our union provides services to its members to protect them in their work and to enhance their professionalism through professional development workshops, health and safety training, collective agreement in-servicing and regular communications and public relations highlighting the teachers in our schools.
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If school buses are cancelled but schools remain open teachers are expected to arrive at their schools during the regular school day. If you will be arriving late you should contact your school and indicate a probable arrival time.
If you live in an area where the road conditions are unsafe and prevent you from traveling during the regular school day you should contact the school and indicate that you are snowed-in. The day will initially be coded as an unpaid day. Teachers can appeal the pay loss according to the process outlined in DDSB Procedure 4140. The Superintendent of Operations will determine if the day will be unpaid or granted as a paid leave day.
If the school is closed you do not need to report at all and will be paid for the day.
DDSB Procedure 4140 (Snow Days) can be downloaded here.
District Annual Meeting
District 13's Annual General Meeting is where we celebrate our retirees, elect our new executive and update our constitution. Tickets are available from branch presidents. The doors will open at 4 pm and the meeting will be called to order at 4:30 pm. The 2018 District Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The meeting will be held at Trillium Trails which is located at 53 Snow Ridge Court in Oshawa. Please view pages 4 and 5 of the latest edition of Inprint for a list of available positions and deadlines to submit nominations and resolutions.
The nomination form for elected positions are available in both docx and pdf formats.
Make sure to sign onto the Charter for Public Education at http://www.onepublicsystem.ca
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation supports all of the recommendations put forward in the recent report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In particular, OSSTF/FEESO endorses all of the recommendations related to improving educational opportunities for all First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Canadians, and the need to better educate all Canadians about the history and impact of residential schools.