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Langley and Aldergrove schools will be behind picket lines again Friday, June 13

It will be a long weekend for Langley students next week.

The teachers' strike continues next week, with Langley school district behind picket lines on Friday, June 13.

In the meantime, the B.C. Teachers Federation is saying it is running out of strike pay for teachers. Teachers are expected to vote on Monday and Tuesday on whether they would like to step up job action, including a full strike.

The Labour Relations Board ruled in favour of the government docking 10 per cent pay to teachers for not doing all their duties because they have been locked out by the government.

Meanwhile, some Langley students are saying they have been penalized by teachers, some have been given zeros on papers and projects handed in because they participated in the B.C. wide student walk out on Wednesday.

Katherine at D.W. Poppy had permission from her parents to walk out but she said she was given a zero on a French project for her stance.

"It's not fair that I am being punished for standing up for our rights. Plus, we weren't against the teachers in the protest," she said.

All students were marked as absent and their parents were phoned, confirmed Langley School District.

But some students are saying they have been suspended.

District spokesperson Ken Hoff said he hasn't heard of any students being penalized for walking out.

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