Vancouver School Board considers implementing year-round school

October 19, 2011

The Vancouver School Board may follow in the footsteps of Richmond, Maple Ridge, Langley and implement a year-round school calendar. The motive behind such a move is to keep students engaged so that they don’t forget what they learned the year before. The board has not settled on a model but is considering either including three semesters a year with one-month breaks in between, or six semesters with breaks of two-to-three weeks in between. Before implementing a year-round program the board plans to consult with school staff and parents. Read article in the Tyee.