Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
Edmonton Public Schools is exploring ways to reduce costs while maintaining high-quality teaching and learning opportunities for students.
As part of this work, the Board of Trustees is considering an adjustment to the 2020-21 school year calendar. The changes would mean five additional days when school won’t be in session.
The number of minutes students spend in school over the year would not change; each school day would be expanded by about ten minutes to account for fewer school days.
These additional days could save the Division more than $2 million through substitute teacher time and transportation costs.
It can be a challenge for many families to plan for non-school days, whether it’s because of child care or other reasons. Students and families are at the heart of every Board decision, which is why the Board of Trustees wants to hear from families about whether additional days should be organized together or spread out over the year.
Take one to two minutes to complete the poll. It’s open until February 10, 2020.
Your feedback will inform the Board of Trustees’ decisions about the 2020-21 school year calendar.