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15.03.2017 07:14 Age: 15 days
By: Will Streilein

BSD Contemplates Big Change to School Calendar

There could be some big changes coming to the school calendar in Brandon.


Currently the school division is looking for feedback on 2 possible scenarios.


One has the standard 8 full days off for professional development while the other has 5 full days off to go along with 6 half days.


With the second option having an impact on child care superintendent Marc Casavant tells CKLQ it's paramount for parents to weigh in.


"Certainly why we are wanting to get feedback. We're trying to give them some ability to inform us of that."


Casavant says the division is forecasting $122,000 in savings with the second option, primarily by a reduction in substitute costs.


He notes early feedback seems pretty split, "some parents are quite supportive of the efficiency aspect and others are raising concerns from the child card perspective."


The public feedback period closes Friday and Casavant says a decision could be made at their board meeting next Monday.



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