Letters to the Editor

LETTERS: More to spring break than money

A focus on financial savings is the wrong way to value an extended spring break, says letter-writer K. Johnson. Above, teacher Carolyn Logan-Estey and her students at Crescent Park Annex. - File
A focus on financial savings is the wrong way to value an extended spring break, says letter-writer K. Johnson. Above, teacher Carolyn Logan-Estey and her students at Crescent Park Annex.
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Editor:

Re: Two-week break to stay, March 27.

$1.43 per pupil per day? Is that really how much we saved?

Your article reported, “The extra spring break days add up to a savings of at least $500,000 for the school district.”

That might be impressive until we see that the Surrey Schools website states that “more than 70,000 students returned to school on Sept. 3, 2013”.

That works out to a savings of $1.43 per student for each of the five days of the extended break.

The extended spring break is a wonderful break for our students and our teachers, but let’s not allow its value to be based on its purported savings.

K. Johnson, Surrey

 

 

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