The New School Calendar Regulation
The School Act requires public consultation on school calendars. A board must make public a proposed school calendar one month before submitting it to the ministry. For the 2013-14 calendar submission cycle, proposed calendars must be made public on or before February 28, 2013. During the consultation period, a board must provide parents and board employees the opportunity to comment on the proposed calendar.
The School District ran a public survey, which closed on Monday Feb. 25. Results were presented to the Board at the Tues., Feb. 26 public meeting for approval of the 2013-14 calendar. The calendar has now been approved by the Ministry of Education.