Ex­tra day off

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAND state schools will get an ex­tra day of hol­i­days next year fol­low­ing the Gold Coast 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games. Ed­u­ca­tion and Com­mon­wealth Games Min­is­ter Kate Jones said state schools would start Term 2, 2018, on Tues­day, April 17, in­stead of Mon­day, April 16, to al­low school buses, used dur­ing the Com­mon­wealth Games, to re­turn to re­gional ar­eas. The date change was de­cided af­ter ad­vice was given from the Depart­ment of Trans­port and Main Roads. “Many of our school buses will be used to trans­port spec­ta­tors, event staff, ath­letes and me­dia rep­re­sen­ta­tives dur­ing the Games,” Ms Jones said.

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