Schools face sending pupils home as ASTI action bites


Irish Independent: Half-day closures of second-level schools are now on the cards as managers say parent-teacher meetings should go ahead in the face of the ongoing ASTI dispute. As industrial action by teachers enters its third week, schools have been told that they should no longer postpone meeting parents of students sitting exams next June. ...Meetings with parents of exam students usually start in early to mid-October and with no sign of an end to the dispute, the JMB felt it could not be put on the long finger indefinitely. Read article

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