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With school on hold in much of N.W.T., some parents worry about impacts on students – CBC

Sep 01, 2023

School officials from Yellowknife, South Slave, say no plans in place yet to make up for lost learning

School officials in Yellowknife and the N.W.T.’s South Slave region say they yet don’t know when school will start, or how schools will make up for lost learning. And that has some parents worried, and considering other options for their kids.

Students in many N.W.T. communities were supposed to start classes this week. But with wildfires still active in the territory, and evacuation orders still in place, many staff and students are scattered across the country, still waiting to come home.

David Wasylciw, chair of the board of trustees for Yellowknife Education District 1, says the school board is hoping to get kids back in schools about a week after the Yellowknife evacuation order has been lifted and staff are back in the community.

“There’s a lot of moving parts, much like everything else from the evacuation,” he said.

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