The Flin Flon School Board held the first of two public forums last night. It was a follow up to a survey sent out in October on whether or not to shorten the lunch break and school day.
Board Chair Murray Skeavington reported the survey showed 72.5 percent in favor of shortening the day. Giving Ruth Betts as an example he said opening bell would be at 8:35, lunch from 11:30 to 12:30 instead of 11:55 to 1:10 with dismissal at 3:25 instead of 4. Students staying would have a supervised lunch in the classroom with attendance taken. Discussion was held on which students would stay for lunch, the early close affecting parents work schedules and possible changes in the kindergarten program still being looked at.
The second part of the meeting was on the Manitoba Governments Accessibility Act with the Division working on developing their multi year accessibility plan to comply with the act. They are asking for input from the public to identify barriers faced in the schools. The draft on the plan is on the Division website.
The second public forum is tonight in the McIsaac School Band Room at 7 o’clock.