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Letter #6 – Length of Primary Day

February 1, 2024

Tracy King
Deputy Minister
Department of Education

Dear Ms. King:

It is understood and agreed by the parties that, notwithstanding Schedule D, School Boards may increase the hours of instruction for students in Grades 1-3 to a maximum of five (5) hours each school day commencing September 2002, provided as follows:

All School Boards agree that, effective September 1, 2002, the length of the instructional day for all students in Kindergarten and Grades 1 – 3 in all schools in the province shall be established at a maximum of five (5) hours calculated in accordance with Letter #2  – Instruction Time  (p. 66) of this Agreement; that is, all scheduled class activities, excluding recess periods, shall be included in the calculation.

Sincerely yours,

Stefanie Tuff
Executive Director
Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association

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