Quebec’s largest school board takes the lead and cancels classes for Sept. 27 climate march

"The province’s largest school board announced on Tuesday that it will be cancelling classes for all students in elementary and high schools on Sept. 27 and turning it into a pedagogical (PED) day for the climate march.

It’s a move the Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) adopted after dealing with massive absenteeism during weekly student marches last school year.

“We chose for Sept. 27 to have a PED day,” said school board president Catherine Harel-Bourdon. “We ask parents in a letter that’s going to be sent to have some discussions with their children.”"

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