Despite the involvement of high profile veteran mediator Vince Ready, both sides in the ongoing teachers contract dispute appear to far apart of most of the major issues, with few very negotiations held over the summer months as the September start to school looms. Goat News spoke with Comox Valley School District Superintendant Sherry Elwood.

Elwood says more meetings are on the go this weekend involving BC teachers, with further updates expected after the weekend on the status of possible full blown contract talks which have yet to happen under mediation.

Mediator Vince Ready recently jumped on board the mediation process but several reports suggest the two sides are not even close to coming to terms on key issues of contention.