School calendar inked

Dates are finalized for the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District

Dates are finalized for the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District.

The school calendar for 2013-14 has been approved by trustees.

“The calendar outlines the shape of the school year, including setting out professional development days, school holidays and school closure days,” said Dave Witt, superintendent.

Input was sought from various partner groups and there was some discussion around the professional development day on Monday, Sept. 16. It was moved from Friday, Sept. 20 to balance having professional development days being on Mondays and Fridays.

One school parent advisory council suggested that the day should be a little later in the month.

But Witt said since the first day is partially a school planning day, it needs to be early enough in the month to be helpful to the school to put together a game plan for the upcoming school year.

The 2012-13 calendar will be posted at www.sd83.bc.ca