Education: back to a four days school week

A decree authorizing the Towns and Collectivités to restore the four day school week in primary school and kindergarten was passed on June 28. This text allows the Academic Director, on a joint proposal of a municipality or a public establishment (établissement public de coopération intercommunale) and one or more school boards, "to allow adjustments of the school week, distributing the weekly teaching hours over eight half days over 4 days". In Saint-Martin, a delegation of the Collectivité met with the Department of Education.

Since then, the Ministry of National Education announced (on Tuesday, July 18) that nearly 30% of the French schools have opted for this option for the next school year. "In Saint-Martin, all kindergartens and elementary opted for the four days school week in September", says Michel Sanz, AI-DAASEN for Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin. The Rectorate expressed a favorable opinion on the request of the Collectivité to go back to the four days school week, after consultation with the boards of schools.

This year, the school start will be on September 4, 2017 (and that of the teachers: September 1st). And schools will be open on monday, tuesday, thursday and friday, from 8am to 11:30 am, and 1:30pm to 4pm. 



Fanny Fontan