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School break gets a little bit longer

School break gets a little bit longer

The Board of Education (SD 46) has approved Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 (the day after winter break) and Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (the day after the two-week Spring Break and Easter Monday) as non-instructional days. Students will not attend school on those days.

These two non-instructional days will support our district’s teachers as they learn the new curriculum, and result from the reduction – by the Ministry of Education – of instructional time by 10 hours.

Also, the school district presented a high priority request for a boiler plant replacement at Madeira Park Elementary School and has been granted up to $453,750 for this purpose from the ministry.

By removing the existing propane boiler, the facility will see a carbon footprint reduction of 85 per cent by reducing its emissions from 26.9 tonnes of CO2 (tCO2e) to 4.1 tCO2e annually.   Submitted

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