York Region District School Board and ETFO-YR Teachers Ratify Agreement

Aurora, ON – On March 27, 2024, York Region District School Board (YRDSB) ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Teachers, York Region (ETFO-YR).  ETFO-YR Members have previously ratified the agreement through a membership vote.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to extend our deep gratitude to our elementary Teachers for their unwavering support of students and their families,” said Board Chair Ron Lynn. “I am pleased that we have reached an agreement and would like to thank our Board staff and ETFO-YR for their leadership in ratifying this agreement.” 

“Our teachers are genuinely and proudly dedicated and committed to ensuring that all students are provided with the conditions needed to learn, thrive, succeed, and feel safe and valued” said Pam Beetlestone, President of ETFO-YR. “We are very pleased that our Collective Agreement has been ratified and thank our ETFO York Region’s Leadership team and the Board’s Leadership team for our partnership in ensuring an agreement was met. I am sincerely grateful for our ongoing professional and respectful relationships.”

The agreements between the YRDSB and ETFO-YR include items bargained locally. As part of the School Boards Collective Bargaining Act, the local agreement will be combined with the centrally bargained terms of the provincial agreement.

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 128,000 students in 180 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Boardwebsite and follow YRDSB onTwitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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