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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.

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