CORNER BROOK The extended Christmas vacation for students, teachers and staff at educational facilities around the island is coming to an end.
Education Minister Clyde Jackman and Advanced Education and Skills Minister Kevin O'Brien announced this afternoon that public K-12 schools and campuses of Memorial University and College of the North Atlantic on the island portion of the province will reopen Thursday.
The extended break came as the province struggled with issues with the power. The schools, under the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District schools, were kept closed in an effort to conserve power.
In a press release from the department, Jackman noted that district staff members have been working to rectify some isolated issues associated with the cold temperatures and power outages, such as frozen pipes. Those issues have been, or are in the process of being addressed and it is anticipated all schools will be prepared to open Thursday.
Meanwhile, the public are reminded to monitor their usual school information sources in the morning to ensure there are no localized closures or delays. Information related to K-12 English-language schools can be viewed at www.nlesd.ca/. Information related to K-12 Francophone schools is posted at www.csfp.nl.ca/. Post-secondary students attending Memorial and College of the North Atlantic can visit www.mun.ca/ or www.cna.nl.ca/ for further details.