The Kamloops-Thompson school district elementary track and field meet has been cancelled due to the ongoing labour dispute between teachers and government.
The annual event sees students advance to the big meet from school and zone competitions.
It was set for Wednesday, May 28, but had to be moved due to the teachers’ strike in Kamloops.
The Kamloops-Thompson school district then rescheduled the meet and the 1,500-metre championships for Monday, May 26, and Tuesday, May 27.
However, in an automated call to parents on Sunday, May 25, school-district Supt. Terry Sullivan said both events had to be cancelled because the district was told by the Kamloops-Thompson Teachers’ Association that teachers would not be supervising during recess or noon at Hillside Stadium.
“Given the additional duties school and district administration have had to assume since this job action began, we will not be able to provide the supervision levels necessary at these events to ensure the safe supervision of the children involved,” Sullivan said in the phone call.
“Regretfully, we must cancel.”