Some frequently asked questions about the school start-up schedule in the Cariboo were answered by School District No. 27 today.
When will school be starting?
If both the BCTF and boards of education ratify the tentative Provincial Agreement over the next two days, school will start for students in Grades 1 through 12 this coming Monday, September 22. All other answers below will be applicable only if the tentative Agreement is ratified by both parties.
Will Monday, September 22 be a half day for students in Grades 1 through 12?
Yes. As always with the first day of school, Monday September 22 will be a half day (specific school hours in table below) for students in Grades 1 through 12. This will allow students to meet their teachers in the morning and allow schools to organize classes on Monday afternoon. While principals and vice principals have done everything they can to prepare for school start-up, they have not been able to meet with teachers or, in many cases, with their support staff for a few months. Staff meetings on Monday afternoon will be very beneficial as schools will be better prepared for all classes the next day.