People want their summers off school.
Some 76 per cent of people surveyed through the Langley School District calendar proposal consultations say they want the existing calendar with the summer break and a two-week spring break.
Only 14 per cent said they favoured option 2 (a three week winter break and three week spring break). And option 3, the year-round schooling idea only had 10 per cent of respondents in favour.
The agenda for the March 12 board meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at the district office, includes survey results broken down by groups of people.
School district administration was evenly split on the three options, each one garnered about one third of the votes.
Around 60 per cent of district support staff and teachers liked option one.
Langley business people had the highest response for keeping the existing calendar, about 85 per cent in favour, versus only about five to eight per cent for the other two options.
Students voted more than 70 per cent for keeping their summer holidays. Numbers were slightly higher for parents and parents of future students.
The information will be discussed by the school trustees this evening. They have said they will make a decision tonight on whether to amend the calendar to one of the three options so that any changes would be in place for the 2014 school year.
Langley was one of the first school district’s to bite after the provincial government amended the School Act to allow districts to set their own calendars. Langley’s appears to be the most comprehensive examination so far.