One day into the fall semester, parents at Whistler schools are reporting everything looks normal despite a reduction in teacher services.
"I was there today and everything was running smoothly, from what I saw," said Whistler Secondary parent and Parent Advisory Council president Stephanie Reesor.
"Everything looked like it was running smoothly and the kids were all happy, everything looked good to me and I wish the best to everyone involved. I hope the teachers get what they want and I hope the kids don't lose out on anything. Of course, it's all about the children."
Feedback from parents at Myrtle Philip Community School was similar; with parents saying it was too early to tell but that no major gaps in services to students were apparent.
After serving a strike notice last week to implement work-to-rule status starting the first day of school, B.C.'s teachers have agreed to abandon administrative duties such as filling out report cards, supervising playgrounds or meeting with principals - unless an agreement is reached with the province.
Education Minister George Abbott has publicly stated that he's not afraid to legislate teachers back to work if they proceed with a full strike.