News

Two week break back for 2012

Agassiz and Harrison students will get an extra week off at spring break again, as a cost saving measure for School District 78.

"We are going to continue with the two week spring break," superintendent Dr. Karen Nelson told the Observer.

"It was a cost saving issue, and also a result of a survey of our students," she said.

The district had put a survey online before making the decision at the May 3 school board meeting in Hope.

Spring break in 2012 will run from March 12 to 23.

The decision is expected to save the district $61,000, and is in line with the majority of respondents to the survey.

Almost 66 per cent said they still supported going to an alternate school calendar as a money saving initiative and 73.5 per cent support the continuation of the longer spring break.

Only seven per cent responded not in favour of the two-week break.

The closest neighbouring community, Chilliwack, recently voted to return back to a one-week spring break.

news@ahobserver.com

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Woman critically injured in three-vehicle crash
 
Surrey high school choirs wow in Austria
 
Police want charges against 25 more riot suspects
Speedway recovering from theft
 
Proposed ban on commercial grow-ops will go to public hearing
 
Transportation Minister revs up B.C. speed limit reform debate
Capturing the spirit of wild salmon in Chilliwack
 
Police remind Chilliwack residents of potential scams
 
Rai will run for NDP

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 16 edition online now. Browse the archives.