Policy 18

School-Year Calendar

Background

BOARD POLICY #18

POLICY TITLE

School Year Calendar

POLICY HOLDER

Board of Trustees Palliser Regional Schools

ORIGINAL DATE

July 2017

REVIEW DATE

 

REVISED DATE

 

NEXT REVIEW

 

Policy Statement:

The Board will approve a division school-year calendar on an annual basis. In so doing, the Board will ensure the school year is set to reflect the educational interests of children, and will incorporate both system and school site requirements into the calendar.

Board Action:

  1. The Board will set the calendar for the forthcoming school year at the February meeting of the Board prior to that year.
  2. The school-year calendar will be set in keeping with mandated time requirements set out in the Guide to Education (ECS-12).
  3. The Superintendent shall draft a division school-year calendar to be presented to the Board at its November meeting, and subsequently circulated for comment to school staffs and School Councils.
  4. Parameters for the school year will, wherever possible, include the following:
    1. A two (2) week break at Christmas;
    2. Operational days not to exceed two hundred (200), and the school year not extending beyond June 30; and
    3. Adherence to provisions of all collective agreements.
  5. Individual school sites may recommend variations to the division school calendar. The Superintendent shall develop an administrative procedure to address this matter but final approval shall remain with the Board.

Scope and Limitations of Superintendent:
The Superintendent role is outlined in this policy.

Information and Monitoring Requirements:
Each year in establishing the upcoming School Year Calendar a review will be provided by the Superintendent on problems encountered with the previous year’s calendar and ways to eliminate (if possible) problems for the upcoming School Year Calendar.

References

School Act, Sections 39, 56, 60, 61, 97, 113
Board/ATA Collective Agreement
Guide to Education (ECS-12) (Alberta Education)