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School Act

School Calendar Regulation

B.C. Reg. 314/2012

NOTE: Links below go to reg content as it was prior to the changes made on the effective date. (PIT covers changes made from September 19, 2009 to present)
SECTIONEFFECTIVE DATE
Section 2 November 4, 2015
Section 3 November 4, 2015
February 1, 2018
Section 6 November 4, 2015
February 1, 2018
Section 8 June 28, 2013
July 1, 2014
July 1, 2015
November 4, 2015
August 3, 2016
February 1, 2018
April 17, 2019

 Section 2, definition of "non-instructional period" was added by BC Reg 203/2015, effective November 4, 2015.

 Section 3 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 203/2015, effective November 4, 2015.

Prescribed minimum hours of instruction

3   (1) Subject to subsection (2), the following are the prescribed minimum hours of instruction that a board must offer to students enrolled in the schools in its school district:

(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.

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

 Section 3 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 6/2018, effective February 1, 2018.

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.]

 Section 6 (4) was added by BC Reg 203/2015, effective November 4, 2015.

 Section 6 (4) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 6/2018, effective February 1, 2018.

(4) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to a board that amends a school calendar for the 2015/2016 school year to include the non-instructional periods required under section 8 (1) (b) [designation of purpose for non-instructional days and periods] and instead the board must, as soon as practicable and, in any event, within 30 days of amending a school calendar under section 87.02 of the Act,

(a) provide the minister with the amended school calendar, and

(b) make publicly available the amended school calendar.

 Section 8 was enacted by BC Reg 192/2013, effective June 28, 2013.

 Section 8 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 80/2014, effective July 1, 2014.

(1) A board must schedule one non-instructional day in the 2013/2014 school year for the purpose of facilitating activities that in the board's opinion are designed to enhance student achievement with a focus on skills, trades and apprenticeships.

 Section 8 (1) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 119/2015, effective July 1, 2015.

(1) A board must schedule one non-instructional day in the 2014/2015 school year for the purpose of facilitating activities that in the board's opinion are designed to enhance student achievement with a focus on skills, career training and curriculum exploration.

 Section 8 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 203/2015, effective November 4, 2015.

Designation of purpose for non-instructional days

8   (1) A board must schedule one non-instructional day in the 2015/2016 school year for the purpose of facilitating activities that in the board's opinion are designed to enhance student achievement with a focus on supporting aboriginal learners and integrating aboriginal content and perspectives into the curriculum and other transformation initiatives.

(2) For certainty, nothing in subsection (1) prevents a board from providing an opportunity for parents of students attending schools in the district, other employees of the board and members of the community to participate in the non-instructional day described in subsection (1).

[en. B.C. Reg. 192/2013; am. B.C. Regs. 80/2014; 119/2015.]

 Section 8 (1) BEFORE repealed by BC Reg 211/2016, effective August 3, 2016.

(1) A board must schedule the following for the 2015/2016 school year:

(a) one non-instructional day for the purpose of facilitating activities that in the board's opinion are designed to enhance student achievement with a focus on supporting aboriginal learners and integrating aboriginal content and perspectives into the curriculum and other transformation initiatives;

(b) 2 or more non-instructional periods totalling 10 hours for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities relating to the implementation of the curriculum documents listed in section 1 (i) of the Educational Program Guide Order, M333/99.

 Section 8 (2), (3) and (4) BEFORE amended by BC Reg 211/2016, effective August 3, 2016.

(2) A board must schedule the following in each of the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 school years for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities relating to the implementation of the curriculum documents listed in section 1 (i) of the Educational Program Guide Order, M333/99:

(a) one non-instructional day;

(b) one or more non-instructional periods totalling 5 hours.

(3) For certainty, the non-instructional periods referred to in subsections (1) (b) and (2) (b) may be scheduled on different days.

(4) For certainty, nothing in subsection (1) or (2) prevents a board from providing an opportunity for parents of students attending schools in the district, other employees of the board and members of the community to participate in the non-instructional days or periods described in those subsections.

 Section 8 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 6/2018, effective February 1, 2018.

Designation of purpose for non-instructional days and periods

8   (1) Repealed. [B.C. Reg. 211/2016, s. 1 (a).]

(2) A board must schedule the following in each of the 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 school years for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities relating to the implementation of the curriculum documents listed in section 2 and Appendix 1 of the Educational Program Guide Order, M333/99:

(a) one non-instructional day;

(b) one or more non-instructional periods totalling 5 hours.

(3) For certainty, the non-instructional periods referred to in subsection (2) (b) may be scheduled on different days.

(4) For certainty, nothing in subsection (2) prevents a board from providing an opportunity for parents of students attending schools in the district, other employees of the board and members of the community to participate in the non-instructional days or periods described in those subsections.

[en. B.C. Reg. 203/2015, s. 4; am. B.C. Reg. 211/2016, s. 1.]

 Section 8 BEFORE re-enacted by BC Reg 93/2019, effective April 17, 2019.

Designation of purpose for non-instructional days and periods

8   (1) A board must schedule the following in the 2017/2018 school year for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities relating to the implementation of the curriculum documents listed in section 2 and Appendix 1 of the Educational Program Guide Order, M333/99:

(a) one non-instructional day;

(b) one or more non-instructional periods totalling 5 hours.

(2) A board must schedule the following in the 2018/2019 school year:

(a) one or more non-instructional periods totalling 5 hours for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities that develop evidence-based approaches to the implementation of the curriculum documents listed in section 2 and Appendix 1 of the Educational Program Guide Order, M333/99, and

(b) one non-instructional day for the purpose of providing teachers with an opportunity to participate in discussions and activities that, in the board's opinion, develop evidence-based approaches to one or more of the following:

(i) Indigenous education;

(ii) implementation of curriculum;

(iii) sexual orientation and gender identity;

(iv) student mental health.

(3) For certainty, the non-instructional periods referred to in subsections (1) (b) and (2) (a) may be scheduled on different days.

(4) For certainty, nothing in subsection (1) or (2) prevents a board from providing an opportunity for parents of students attending schools in the district, other employees of the board and members of the community to participate in the non-instructional day or periods described in that subsection.

[en. B.C. Reg. 6/2018, s. 3.]