Board keeps two-week break

Hope students will get an extra week off at spring break again, as a cost saving measure for School District 78.

“We are going to continue with the two week spring break,” said superintendent Dr. Karen Nelson.

“It was a cost saving issue, and also a result of a surv

Hope students will get an extra week off at spring break again, as a cost saving measure for School District 78.

“We are going to continue with the two week spring break,” said superintendent Dr. Karen Nelson.

“It was a cost saving issue, and also a result of a survey of our students,” she said.

The district had put a survey online before making the decision at the May school board meeting in Hope.

Spring break in 2012 will run from March 12 to 23.

The decision is expected to save the district $61,000, and is in line with the majority of respondents to the survey.

Almost 66 per cent said they still supported going to an alternate school calendar as a money saving initiative and 73.5 per cent support the continuation of the longer spring break.

Only seven per cent responded not in favour of the two-week break.

The closest neighbouring community, Chilliwack, recently voted to return back to a one-week spring break.