School District to reconsider length of Spring Break

By Doug Collins
February 7, 2017 - 6:05am

KAMLOOPS — School District 73 trustees will give the public another chance for feedback before making a final decision on whether or not to implement a two-week spring break.

The Board voted in January to go back to a one-week break, but last night, Teachers President David Komljenovic urged the board to reconsider. Komljenovic submitted a 700-name petition favoring keeping the two-week break.

After discussion, the Board voted to issue a schedule for the next three years with a one week break posted, so the public can see when the breaks would be.

They will be online by the end of the week, and there will be a link to provide feedback. The Board will make a final decision March 13th. 

Komljenovic pointed to UBC studies showing a two-week break gave students an opportunity to return refreshed and more ready to learn. He says partner groups are in favour of the longer break as well. 

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