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Board approves draft school year calendar for 2019-20

For Immediate Release
March 27, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – At the March meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board trustees approved draft school year calendars for the 2019-2020 school year for elementary and secondary schools in the Upper Grand DSB.

The draft calendars will now be submitted to the Ministry of Education for final approval.

The calendars were reviewed by a committee of stakeholders, including representatives from all bargaining units, principals, human resources, board staff and parents.

The proposed calendars meet all of the requirements under Ontario Regulation 304 and abide by the elementary and secondary teachers’ collective agreements. Both calendars have 194 school days, including seven professional activity days. Ten instructional days have been scheduled for secondary exams.

It is proposed that students start the year on Sept. 3, 2019. For the Christmas break, classes will run until Friday Dec. 20, 2019 and return after the holidays on Monday Jan. 6, 2020. March Break will be from March 16 to 20, 2020. The last day of school will fall on June 23, 2020 for secondary students and June 25 for elementary students. The Wellington Catholic District School Board will be submitting a similar calendar to the Ministry for approval.

The draft calendars are posted on the board website under School Year Calendars.

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