Nobody has been able to answer me yet, but I'm wondering if parents are bound to the collective agreements and any local contracts.
I'm thinking about this mostly in regards to strike action. But I'm sure there are others areas where it can also be applied. Parents have not signed anything giving up their rights to anybody else. Any negotiations regarding collective agreements, strike action and local issues that affect me have not gotten my approval. I am not saying that all areas need to have parental approval, but certainly more parental consultations into what is eligible for strike action, etc, should be allowed.
I'd like to see more efforts made by districts and DPACs to get this type of information out to all parents. The fact that teachers can refuse to give out report cards is ridiculous really. The fact that a parent can have an issue with their child and be told, "Nope, bell to bell" My union won't let me talk to you. I could get in trouble." Seriously? Definately doesn't fly with me and I know many others as well.
I am not really sure how this would look, but definately think more parental input into areas of bargaining that affect them is required. Big time!