Petition launched to stop Kamloops school board from cutting spring break to one week


KAMLOOPS - Just a few days after the Kamloops-Thompson school board voted to cut spring break down to a single week, a petition has appeared online pushing for a reversal of the decision.

So far, the petition has garnered 350 online signatures supporting a two week long spring break.

The petition, started by Rebekah Ferguson, asks the school board to return spring break to two weeks. In a description on the petition’s page Ferguson writes two weeks allows people to recharge better.

“It is important to allow adequate time for staff and students to relax away from school in order to ensure they can perform at their best,” she writes.

Supporters who’ve commented on the petition’s page agree students like the longer break. Others have just written ‘school sucks' on the website which is open to all ages.

On Monday, Jan. 16 the school board decided to end the two week break in 2018. School board chair Meghan Wade said the two week long break was being done on a three year trial basis.

The Kamloops-Thompson school district will be only one of seven in the province with a one week spring break.

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