Second open house for changes to school calendar on Feb. 12

People had plenty to say about Langley School District
People had plenty to say about Langley School District's proposal to change the calendar to year-round schooling as seen here by sticky notes posted at Tuesday's open house.
— image credit: Monique Tamminga

If you didn't get a chance to attend Langley School District's first open house on the proposed school calendar changes, they have decided to hold a second one on Feb. 12.

The open house, which will feature the three options on the table, including year-round schooling, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the school board office.

This Tuesday's open house was jammed with parents, many wanting to keep the status quo. The district is inviting input from the community and parents at the open house. There is an opportunity to post sticky note comments on presentation boards at the meeting.

All those comments and any posted to the school district's website will factor into the Board of Education's decision. They will vote on the three options on March 12.

The reason for the tight deadlines is provincially driven, stressed Superintendent Suzanne Hoffman. The district was only given the regulations about being able to change the calendar in November and then was told a decision needed to be made by March.

While the provincial legislation opened up the opportunity for any district in B.C. to change the school calendar, it appears Langley is the only one looking at major changes.

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