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    Quote Originally Posted by bargain_hunter_lola View Post
    Out of curiosity I looked up the minimum number of instructional days in BC and Ontario.

    Ontario has 194 (and has had for the past few years and next year also)

    BC has 180 for the 2014/2015 school year (couldn't find out past years numbers).

    I wonder why there is such a difference? 14 instructional days is almost 3 more weeks of school!

    Seems strange to me....

    i donno i wonder if they count things like non instructional days (Pro-D days) towards the ontatio number but not the BC number... i know this year BC is skewed so maybe they adjusted the total this year to compensate for the strike that went on in September (it was nearly 3 weeks!) we usually start first week in september and end last week in June it could also be that Ontario adds in extra days because they know they will have "snow days" where school is closed or maybe the hours in the classroom differ
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    it could also be related to a agreement with the teachers during their strike.. and it could also be a financial issue.. the shorter the school year the less it costs to run a school (i know this was a big debate back in the summer during the strike.. the government was saving millions while the teachers were on strike)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bargain_hunter_lola View Post
    Out of curiosity I looked up the minimum number of instructional days in BC and Ontario.

    Ontario has 194 (and has had for the past few years and next year also)

    BC has 180 for the 2014/2015 school year (couldn't find out past years numbers).

    I wonder why there is such a difference? 14 instructional days is almost 3 more weeks of school!

    Seems strange to me....
    The answer is simple: Mike Harris - remember him? He "jumped on" teachers and withdrew planning days and extended the school year. It would be interested to compare how children's competence between the two provinces compare - I bet that the BC group would be faring just as well - OH DON'T GET ME STARTED! (Ex teacher/Teachers' Union President/Principal) Whew - take deep breaths!
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    Well, of all the things I meant to get done today - I managed to accomplish 2! Well, I did contact a couple of people who have not yet gotten back to me so I guess that counts as 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avoncallingu View Post
    The answer is simple: Mike Harris - remember him? He "jumped on" teachers and withdrew planning days and extended the school year. It would be interested to compare how children's competence between the two provinces compare - I bet that the BC group would be faring just as well - OH DON'T GET ME STARTED! (Ex teacher/Teachers' Union President/Principal) Whew - take deep breaths!
    yup here it seems kids have 1 pro-D day a month! (and ofcourse nearly 1 stat holiday a month too..)
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    Have a happy weekend.
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    It's snowing again

    Seems like it'll never end. Then of course in a few months I'll be complaining of the heat. lol

    Never happy. Lol

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    Got loads on the agenda today.

    Washing all the bedding, cleaning out the van, installing another lock on the front door - kid proofing it since DS is now tall enough to open the stair gate and get to the main door (we've had a top lock of the patio doors so be can't get out for about a year). I swear people are going to think we're nuts. lol. But he's a boy who likes adventure. lol. Gotta keep him contained. hahahaha
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    Good Morning everyone Seems we'll be losing that extra hour again this weekend!

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    The weekend is here Going to go see my friend and her baby tomorrow and go pick up the free 16x20 at Sears which came later than the rest of the photos.
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    I need to start looking for portrait deals. We always get the kids pics done between April and May.

    Can't believe its almost that time already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bargain_hunter_lola View Post
    I need to start looking for portrait deals. We always get the kids pics done between April and May.

    Can't believe its almost that time already!
    i always do walmart studio they seem to have the best overall general deal.. and i've been burned really bad by sears that i won't go back
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