Grade 9 students get settled in for their first day of classes in one of the portables at Kootenay Christian Academy.

Grade 9 students get settled in for their first day of classes in one of the portables at Kootenay Christian Academy.

Class is in session

Independent schools in Kimberley and Cranbrook are open for business while public school strike drags on.

  • Sep. 3, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Students at Kootenay Christian Academy headed back to school for a new fall semester on Tuesday along with St. Mary’s Catholic Independent School, Aqamnik Elementary School and Kimberley Independent School. The four independent schools are not a part of the provincial public system, which is not in session due to job action from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The BCTF and the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association are currently attempting to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement. Pictured above: Grade 9 students get settled in for their first day of classes in one of the portables at KCA.