Variance Application/Approval Process

The process of looking at possible variances to the school day for 2018 – 2019 secondary classes has begun! Article D.22.1 of the collective agreement limits the length of a school’s instructional day. Some courses involve multi-grade classes that do not ?t neatly within a timetable designed to comply with the collective agreement. For years, the Association has approved a limited number of “variances” to the instructional day in order to accommodate such courses. Most of the approved variances are for ?ne arts classes.

Staff Reps at Secondary Schools have received information and application forms have been forwarded to the Fine Arts Department Head. The following criteria apply:
a) The course(s) could not be offered during the instructional day, (not during lunch break)a) The course(s) could not be offered during the instructional day, (not during lunch break)b) The course(s) is a provincially or locally developed course where students are enrolled. i.e. cannot be a “drop in” or tutorial session,c) The course(s) is multi-grade AND it is educationally sound/appropriate to run it as a multi-grade course, andd) If not multi-grade, the course(s) may be a ?ne arts foundational course (such as Jazz 8)

The Variance Application forms need to be completed, and returned to the STA of?ce, by November 14, 2017. Please contact Mark Keelan: grieve@surreyteachers.org if you need further information.

Please find the application form here.


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