Parents in the Abbotsford School dDstrict will soon join a growing list of adults either picking their kids up early from school or dropping them off later than usual.
That’s because Abbotsford is the latest district to cancel recess for elementary and middle schools as the teachers strike draws on.
Superintendent Kevin Godden says the cut was necessary because the district can no longer sustain the cost it takes for management to supervise the breaks.
“What I will say. It’s not the recess so much as the activity that goes on during recess. And so its about play and so that’s a part of the curriculum. And so I don’t doubt that the break that recess is, that it provides for kids, that an opportunity exists for teachers to give kids that anyway.”
He says school will start about 15-20 minutes later than usual to make up for the loss, starting May 12.