On February 2nd, 2018, the Ministry of Education announced the reduction of instructional hours to the 2018-19 school year to facilitate implementation of the revised curriculum. SD43 has proposed an amendment to the calendar to meet the Ministry of Education mandate. Friday, November 9th, 2018 has been proposed as the additional non-instructional day to meet the mandate.
On February 9th, 2018, the Office of the Premier announced the moving of BC Family day to the third week of February beginning next year. To maintain the alignment of the 2018/19 and 2019/20 calendars that have already been passed by the board, both Family Day and a school closure day for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 calendar year have been moved back on week.
Please see the attached proposed calendar amendments. The proposed calendars will go to the Board of Education at the April 10th Public Board Meeting for final approval.