Report cards with grades could soon be sent home in students' back packs.
But they won't contain marks dating back to last fall, according to the BC Teachers' Federation.
BCTF president Susan Lambert said today teachers will decline to make up report cards that were not issued prior to passage of Bill 22.
Her comments are in response to a pledge by Education Minister George Abbott to see that students are issued with retroactive report cards shortly after back-to-work legislation is passed.
In a statement this morning, Lambert noted that, since September, teachers have been communicating regularly with parents through a variety of informal means: phone calls, e-mails and notes to the home, among other methods.
"The minister knows full well that teachers have been communicating with parents to ensure they are aware of how their children are doing in class," Lambert said. "In fact, many parents have said they prefer the more informal personal contacts to the official reporting."
The statement notes as well that Grade 12 final grades and marks required for graduation, post-secondary application, and scholarship purposes will continue to be provided.
Grade 12 students and their parents should not be concerned that their post-secondary plans will be in any way hampered by job action, Lamber stated.
In School District 43, teachers have been said to be communicating regularly and are finding creative ways to stay in touch with parents.
However, parents who still need more information are urged to get in touch with their child's teacher, according to Superintendent Tom Grant.