School board has no plans for make up days at this point

Adam MacInnis
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So far this year, the Chignecto Central Regional School Board has cancelled school for seven days. An eighth day was cancelled in the Cumberland portion of the school board district.

 

At this point, however, the school board is not looking at adding any additional days of school, said spokesperson Debbie Buott-Matheson.

“That’s not something that’s being talked about,” she said.

That said, if they start to hear some concerns from their teachers about not being able to properly complete curriculum, they may discuss it in the future.

Our teachers are experienced and very flexible,” she said. “They’re extremely adept at delivering curriculum in less than ideal circumstances.

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  • alex
    February 21, 2014 - 17:22

    well, my opinion is that you are not going to hear that there is too little time, but students will not get the education they need, just get pushed along, so it is time for the school board to step in- don't leave it to the teachers-that's not fair- they can pass anyone as long as the tests/exams don't have questions on the topics missed- and don't talk about standardized exams, as all that means is students marks might be lower- when was the last time you heard of any student failing? However, we wonder about how students do in school, and what the problem might be-- does 2+2=4?

  • Ngparent
    February 21, 2014 - 15:06

    Why would they? Remember when they closed the Stellarton school a month early for renovations? They didn't seem to mind that my kids missed a month of school then, why would they care about storm day loss when it was due to safety precautions?