Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation
District 16 York Region

Inclement Weather Days

Board Policy & Procedure #152.0

This policy and procedure outlines uniform practices to be followed by Members while operating under an official inclement weather day.

More info can be found on the BWW


Teachers and Long-Term Occasional Teachers shall:

• make every reasonable effort, consistent with personal safety, to be on duty at their regular work location or an alternate Board location unless instructed otherwise by the Board, 
• report to any York Region public school (teachers) or work location (support staff, temp/term, casual) without loss of salary, or charge to the bank of five days allotted for reasons other than personal illness, 
• not bring children to their work or alternate work location,
• advise his/her supervisor of the alternate school and/or work location attended or the inability to report to any Board location, to seek authorization, before coding the absence, for unauthorized absences, complete the paperwork for an unpaid Short-Term Leave of Absence or request special permission from the principal, managers or supervisor to use a vacation or float day (if applicable) to cover the absence; 

Daily Occasional Teachers shall: 

• call the STAR system directly to cancel an assignment if unable to report to work, 
• be aware that the job may be cancelled by the STAR system if unable to report to work, 
• understand that by reporting to an alternate school or work location that does not require these services, you may be re-assigned to another school or work location, as required,
• be compensated as per the articles referencing “Call-Out Errors” in the respective collective agreement if s/he reports to assigned work, if applicable;

Contact Information

District 16


110 Pony Dr., Unit 6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B6

Business #1: 905-836-5954

Business #2: 1 833-836-5954

Fax: 905-836-6210

TollFree: 1 (833) 836-5954