Schools in the Kootenay Lake district will re-open for class on Monday – but only for a half day.
Tuesday will be the first full day back.
Kootenay Columbia schools start with a full-day Monday.
Both districts have a Pro D Day for teachers Friday so no school then.
Paul Boscariol – the President of the Nelson and District Teachers Association – says like any other profession seeking to develop its people that day is important.
Boscariol thinks there will be a strong bond between teachers and students on opening day but admits the relationship with administrators may require some time.