T.O. elementary teachers to strike Tuesday

Toronto District School Board headquarters on Yonge St. (Sun files)

Toronto District School Board headquarters on Yonge St. (Sun files)

Shawn Jeffords, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:10 AM ET

Elementary and junior high school teachers at the Toronto District School Board will hit the picket lines Tuesday. Board spokesman Shari Schwartz-Maltz confirmed that teachers have been notified by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) that the one-day strike will take place next week. The TDSB had “all kinds of e-mails coming in, (and) teachers telling us” the strike was moving forward, she said Thursday evening. As a result, 474 elementary and junior high schools in Toronto will close for the day. That means 173,000 students won’t be in class Tuesday.

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