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This is the time to share your thoughts on spring break school time in Kamloops

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February 07, 2017 - 2:29 PM

KAMLOOPS - The public now have a chance to weigh in on whether students get a one week or two week spring break.

The proposed calendar for next year, which includes a one week spring break, is being posted for a period of time for public feedback and stakeholder input after the school board approved it for review yesterday, Feb. 6. Vice chair Gerald Watson say the calendar needs to be submitted to the province before March 30.

“March 13 is likely the final vote,” he says. “It’ll play out there.”

At that meeting the current proposed calendar will be submitted for final approval. Trustees will decide then to approve that calendar or submit an altered one, after taking into account public input and the district administration’s report with feedback.

Currently two petitions are online. One is pushing for a one week break, which was the norm in Kamloops until 2014, and has 58 supporters. The other is lobbying to keep a two week break like the past couple years, including this school year, and has 750 supporters.

Watson says the online petitions can be submitted to the board, but letters from individuals are a better way to share opinions with the board. The calendar will be posted online shortly he says, and will have a link for people to send an email with their options.

The return to a one week break was decided by a close vote at a school board meeting in January.


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