Negotiations always take time so I do not expect there will be a lock out or strike action before the end of October. I do expect there will be disruption to schooling this year. Class sizes and ratio of adult to student ratios are likely to be a key issue. So far the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPSBA), which represents public district school boards (the employers) in negotiations, and Ontario School Trustees have not influenced the Province to rethink the increased class sizes announced last spring. I hope the folks representing all of School Board employees (the unions) will have more success.