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 fit 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 fine 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: