School Act SCHOOL CALENDAR REGULATION [includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 211/2016, August 3, 2016]

Why are instructional hours going up? I thought we were trying to have a public education system more like Finland where students only go to school for 20 hours per week? Click here to learn more or read an excerpt below.

 

Prescribed minimum hours of instruction

3  (1) Subject to subsection (4), the following are the prescribed minimum hours of instruction that a board must offer to students enrolled in the schools in its school district in the 2015/2016 school year:

(a) 843 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten;

(b) 868 hours of instruction for students in grades 1 to 7;

(c) 942 hours of instruction for students in grades 8 to 12.

(2) Subject to subsection (4), the following are the prescribed minimum hours of instruction that a board must offer to students enrolled in the schools in its district in the 2016/2017 school year and the 2017/2018 school year:

(a) 848 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten;

(b) 873 hours of instruction for students in grades 1 to 7;

(c) 947 hours of instruction for students in grades 8 to 12.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), the following are the prescribed minimum hours of instruction that a board must offer to students enrolled in the schools in its school district in the 2018/2019 school year and subsequent school years:

(a) 853 hours of instruction for students in kindergarten;

(b) 878 hours of instruction for students in grades 1 to 7;

(c) 952 hours of instruction for students in grades 8 to 12.

(4) There are no prescribed minimum hours of instruction that a board must offer to students enrolled in a distributed learning school.

[en. B.C. Reg. 203/2015, s. 2.]

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