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Change means more class time for some students
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:44AM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 23, 2013 6:43PM CST
A new change will result in more class time for some Saskatchewan students starting this fall.
The Ministry of Education has announced it will impose a mandatory minimum of 950 instructional hours a year.
For some students, that will mean spending about 30 more hours in the classroom.
The change comes after the provincial auditor raised concerns in 2011 about inconsistency in instructional time among Saskatchewan school divisions.
The ministry says the change will bring Saskatchewan in line with other provinces.
However, the Regina Public School Teachers' Association says more instructional time won’t necessarily improve outcomes for students.
School divisions must submit their plans to the ministry by May 1. Classes must start after Labour Day and end by June 30.