Non-instructional days set for Okanagan Skaha school district

Two days have been allocated as non-instructional days for students in School District 67.

Two days have been allocated as non-instructional days for students in School District 67.

April 27 and May 24 have been set aside as days for teachers to catch up on the new curriculum implementation planning.

“I know this can cause inconvenience to a family, that’s why we typically work two years in advance, but this one was mandated by the Ministry of Education and we are complying with it,” said Trustee Bruce Johnson.

The two non-instructional days will provide teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities relating to the implementation of curriculum documents. Superintendent Wendy Hyer said the two non-instructional days for students was not an option, it was a re-allocation and was a matter of what two dates it would be.

The new curriculum is designed to be flexible focusing on education foundations and development of critical thinking and communication skills.