School hol­i­day dates for 2018/19

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

Par­ents in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang can start plan­ning after South La­nark­shire Coun­cil con­firmed school hol­i­day dates for the 2018/19 ses­sion.

The Re­former re­ported last month that views on a pro­posed cal­en­der were be­ing sought.

That con­sul­ta­tion has now ended with nearly 600 par­ents mak­ing their views known.

The ma­jor­ity agreed with the pro­posed terms, although over a third were un­happy with the new year to spring break term.

Groups rep­re­sent­ing teach­ers and other staff also agreed with the pro­pos­als.

Coun­cil­lors on an ed­u­ca­tion com­mit­tee ap­proved the hol­i­day dates ear­lier this week.

Teach­ers will re­turn on Au­gust 14, 2018, after the sum­mer hol­i­days, with the pupils go­ing back on Thurs­day, Au­gust 16.

The cal­en­dar will then run as fol­lows:

September week­end - close on Thurs­day, September 20; re-open on Tuesday, September 25.

Oc­to­ber break - close on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 12; re-open on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 22.

In-ser­vice day - Mon­day, Novem­ber 19.

Christ­mas - Close on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 21; re-open on Mon­day, Jan­uary 7, 2019.

Fe­bru­ary break - close on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 8; re-open on Tuesday, Fe­bru­ary 12.

In-ser­vice day - Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 13.

Spring break - close on Fri­day, March 29; re-open on Mon­day, April 15.

Easter - Close on Thurs­day, April 18; re-open on Tuesday, April 23.

Lo­cal hol­i­day - closed on Mon­day, May 6. In-ser­vice day - Tuesday, May 7. Lo­cal hol­i­day - close on Thurs­day, May 23; re-open on Tuesday, May 28.

Sum­mer break - close on Fri­day, June 28, 2019.

Chil­dren are re­quired by law to at­tend school for 190 days, with teach­ers work­ing 195 days.

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