The Executive Board is close to reaching an agreement with the consultative bodies on the introduction of the extended daytime schedule in September 2018.
Photo: Guy Ackermans
The Student Council voted against the measure two weeks ago because the members want all students to have two long lunch breaks a week for the next three years. In response, the board has guaranteed two long lunch breaks for the next two years, and ‘as many as possible’ in the third year. The board does not agree to recording all the 11th and 12th classes of the day for absentees, as the Student Council would like.
The Student Staff Council did vote in favour of the new timetable two weeks ago. They only asked for the concession that support staff will not have to work split shifts. The board is not making that concession because split shifts are not out of line with the CAO. The board had already agreed to other concessions asked for by the councils. So it looks as if both councils will ratify the plans next week.