No timeline from Vancouver School Board on when in-class instruction will increase for high-school students
The Vancouver School Board has until Friday to tell the B.C. Ministry of Education how it will increase hours of in-class learning for high school students — a plan that failed to materialize from a board meeting Monday night.
In a Feb. 12 letter to VSB superintendent Suzanne Hoffman provided to CBC News, Deputy Minister Scott MacDonald urged the district to "further review" its high school program and maximize in-person and online learning with teacher supervision, especially for students in Grades 8 and 9.
It came after many parents voiced their frustration over the lack of in-person instruction in Vancouver schools compared to other districts in B.C.
"The ministry has conducted a review of education delivery across all 60 school districts and the Vancouver School Board is one of a few that are providing less than 75 per cent of their instruction at the secondary school level in person," the letter read.
The district was given a deadline of Feb. 26 to tell the ministry how it plans to maximize in-class learning.
But those plans are still in the works. …
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