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SATs cancelled at at least one school tomorrow

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The issues involving high school exams are far wider than one may expect during this ongoing teachers dispute.

SATs won’t be taken in at least on location tomorrow in BC because teachers are unable to work extra hours.

Not only are the public school kids impacted but Debbie McDoogle with Southridge Secondary, a private school, says they are being hit too.

“We have 11 students who have been studying for the STA probably for months now and they were supposed to write it tomorrow and now they find out it has been postponed for two weeks so hopefully in two weeks they will get to write that,” she says. “They’ve been preparing for this day for quite sometime so we’ll have to see how it unfolds.”

The exam is written in order to go to university or college south of the border.

The cancelled test is at Richmond’s McNair Secondary. While there are other testing locations, News1130 has been told it is too late to get in.

One of the other test spots is another public school, Sardis Secondary, however it says there is no delay.

As for provincial exams, several teachers say they don’t see how the province will still make those happen because they take a lot of work from staff.