ARTICLE 28: LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
- (i) For salary purposes, the length of the school year shall be 190 teaching days comprised of 185 actual teaching days, three (3) paid holidays and two (2) non-teaching days to be scheduled by the Board during the school year for administrative purposes.
(ii) Effective September 1, 2002, for salary purposes, the length of the school year shall be 195 teaching days comprised of 184 actual teaching days, three (3) paid holidays, two (2) non-teaching days to be scheduled by the Board during the school year for administrative purposes, two (2) non-teaching days for the exclusive use of teachers for report card preparation to be scheduled by the Board in advance of reporting periods, and four (4) professional development/in-service days to be scheduled by the Board during the school year, one of which shall be reserved for professional development at the school level. In determining the topics to be covered, in consultation with the school principal, priority will be given to professional development needs identified by teachers at the school level.
- There shall be consultation annually between teachers and the School Board in determining the holiday schedule.
28.02 Nothing in this Article shall adversely affect the leave to which a teacher may be entitled under the provisions of this Agreement or days in which the teacher is deemed to have kept school under Section 32 of the Schools Act, 1997.
- (i) When a school is closed pursuant to Section 32 of the Schools Act, 1997, the teacher shall not be required to be in attendance at school.
(ii) Notwithstanding Clause 28.03(a)(i), the Board may require teachers to be in attendance for meetings and workshops.
- When a school within a school system remains open during inclement weather or other emergency situations, a teacher shall not lose salary when prohibited from attending that school because the normal routes of transportation in that system are declared to be impassable by the appropriate authorities.