Nanaimo school district approves changes to school calendar

NANAIMO – Spring break will be extended to two weeks.

Nanaimo school district approved a motion that includes the extension of spring break to two weeks.

Trustees gave approval to five recommendations related to the school calendar at a meeting on April 30. On top of the longer spring break, there will be consistent early dismissal on Mondays for elementary school children and consistent late start times on Mondays for high school students to allow for teacher Professional Learning Community time.

The learning communities were approved in January 2014 by the previous school board and will allow for teachers to discuss practices and student learning.

According to the school district, school will be in session for 188 days in 2015-16, while there would be 189 days of instruction for both 2016-17 and 2017-18.

For 2015-16, spring break and Easter vacation will coincide with one another. Students in the school district will be off from March 14-29.

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