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Deuling petitions over Kamloops school board decision to reduce spring break to one week

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January 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

KAMLOOPS - Only a day after a petition was started in support of a two week spring break in Kamloops, a counter petition has been started for a one week spring break.

The Thompson-Okanagan school board voted earlier this week to return to a one week spring break in 2018 after a three year trial period ends this year.

Yesterday, Jan. 19, Kali Smith started a petition on supporting the board’s decision to return spring break to one week, in response to a petition pushing for a two week break.

The first petition, requesting the school board keep the two week spring break, was started earlier this week.

Trustees who supported a one week break pointed out concerns with low-income families affording child care and fewer days of instruction, while those who preferred a two week break sited a staff survey and reduced family time.

The school board will finalize the calendar for the 2017-18 school year in March.

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