Education Act amendments will lengthen school year

The Yukon government has tabled legislation to increase the number of teaching hours in Yukon schools.

The Yukon government has tabled legislation to increase the number of teaching hours in Yukon schools.

Amendments to the Education Act will add 15 instructional hours and 15 non-instructional hours to the school year.

This change comes as no surprise, as it was agreed upon with the Yukon Teachers’ Association during the most recent round of negotiations.

Under the proposed amendments school council elections will occur in the spring, rather than the fall. This will ensure that councillors assume their duties before the school year begins, rather than afterwards.

Their two-year term will begin on the first day of school following the election.

The amendment will also allow options to allow a staggering of school council appointments, so that there is continuity in the membership over time.

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