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Teachers will be allowed to dock students marks for late or missing work under a new provincial policy going into effect Feb. 1, Education Minister Nancy Allan has announced.
But principals will still make the final call whether academically struggling students get kept behind in the same grade for another year or get advanced with their social peer group, Allan said.
She said that a 1997 guideline for late work has not given teachers the flexibility they need to teach students responsibility about deadlines.
"The ability to work according to timelines and meeting deadlines is an important skill which our students need to learn if they're going to succeed both in and out of school," said Allan.
"Teachers will use their professional judgment to establish reasonable but firm expectations regarding those timelines, supporting the students in meeting those timelines expectations and applying consequences for late or missing work."