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Student scheduling problems getting resolved ahead of time


The Fort High guidance department is getting troubles sorted out as quickly as possible for the roughly 300 students who discovered they had scheduling problems when they picked up their timetables two weeks ago.

“I talked to one of the guidance counsellors and we’re moving ahead faster than scheduled,” FFHS principal Ian Simpson said yesterday. “With some line-ups and frustration last week, things are better.

“We still have to get some students into certain classes,” he added. “But we anticipate to have things worked out by the week’s end.”

Simpson had said last week it was anticipated the schedule corrections would take several weeks to resolve.

Some of the roots of the scheduling problems were not unusual, Simpson said, such as students “stacking” two grade levels of courses in one year or simply having limited class sizes.

But other major factor new this year included teachers instructing more classes under Bill 74, including a new grade 10 Civics course, which delayed the time-tabling process that usually begins in June.

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