School Calendars

Under the School Act (PDF), boards of education have the authority to set calendars for the schools in their districts; following consultation with parents and board employees. Once this is complete, boards submit their proposed calendars to the Ministry of Education and Child Care for review.

Government sets the minimum number of instructional hours under the School Calendar Regulation (PDF), but it is up to boards to determine:

  • the beginning and the end of the school year
  • the length of school days
  • the number of non-instructional days
  • the timetable  

Forms (for School District Use Only)

Each board should designate and confirm a staff member with the Governance, Legislation and Workforce Branch as the calendar contact to make submissions on their behalf. 

Boards must use the following forms to submit their proposed calendars to the ministry.