P.A. Day added to public, Catholic school calendars

BROCKVILLE/KEMPTVILLE – Students with the Upper Canada District School Board and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario will be getting an extra day off this spring.

The boards have added an extra Professional Activity Day on Friday April 15, 2016.

According to the boards, this change to add a P.A. Day was directed by the Ontario Ministry of Education based on recent deals with educational bargaining units.

Students will not go to school on April 15 while staff will be taking part in ministry-directed activities.

For the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, the number of P.A. Days will increase from two to three.

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 8:56 p.m. Jan. 21 to include the Catholic board details.