At many elementary schools, a few teachers end up with Friday and Monday prep times.  As most statutory holidays fall on these days, these teachers end up with significantly less prep time for the year.  We’re gathering ideas of how schools are solving this problem.

Our collective agreement has the following passage:


Where employees lose preparation time because of statutory holidays, in-service activities, non-instructional days or the like falling on a day when the employees’ preparation time is normally scheduled, schools may make reasonable internal arrangements acceptable to the Principal / Vice Principal and the employees affected to distribute the effects of the reduced preparation time in an equitable manner.

If your school has made arrangements to solve this problem, please email Gavin Slade-Kerr at  There are some schools considering how to tackle this issue that could use some guidance.

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