Abbotsford board of education approves new calendar

Two extra non-instructional days added to the school year

  • Dec. 27, 2015 8:00 a.m.
Abbotsford board of education approves new calendar

The Abbotsford school district’s board of education has approved a new calendar that will see two extra non-instructional days added this school year.

With the change to the calendar, students won’t be in class Friday, Feb. 5, and Monday, May 2.

This is part of the agreement announced in September by the Ministry of Education and the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation, supported by a number of provincial partners in education, for a plan to support the ongoing implementation of the curriculum across the province.

As part of the plan, districts across the province were asked to add the equivalent of two extra non-instructional days for professional development to provide teachers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the redesigned curriculum being introduced in the coming years.

A new K-9 curriculum will be introduced in schools around the province next year, with a redesigned curriculum for Grades 10 to 12 to come into effect in 2017/18.