With no signs of resolution in the ongoing labour dispute between teachers and their employers, two local education groups have weighed in with their comments.
Coquitlam Teachers' Association president Teresa Grandinetti said little has changed for parents and teachers during this year's job action.
"Teachers are still working hard to provide the best learning opportunities possible for students in District 43," Grandinetti said in a press release.
"Trustees and district managers should be pressuring their organizations to negotiate with teachers, because in the end, teachers' working conditions are students' learning conditions."
Meanwhile, District 43's school board expressed support for the collective bargaining process between the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the B.C. Public School Employers Association.
"The Board of Education fully supports the collective agreement bargaining process with all of its unionized employee groups, as it is always a preferred method," states a school board press release.
"The Board continues to value the work of teachers and their pivotal role in student success. The Board also respects that job action is sometimes part of the collective bargaining process and it works hard to ensure that the guidelines are honoured."