As every year, the 2016-2017 school year for basic education will begin in the third week of August, clarified the Secretary of Public Education (SEP), Aurelio Nuño Mayer, in doubt that the decision of the schools to have 200 or more classes 180 days could change that calendar date.
All parents who have plans for this summer, this calendar does not affect anything, because it will end as scheduled and the start of courses as already scheduled. What will change will be until next year, when the campuses leave, depending on which modality they have chosen ”, she explained.
At a press conference, the person in charge of the country’s educational policy recalled that the flexible calendar initiative was approved, and that it was published by the Executive. He explained that the guidelines are in the process of being released shortly.
From this, the processes will begin so that the schools decide which calendar to adopt ”, he said and indicated that“ it is in the anticipated times so that all this process takes place before the end of the courses and with enough anticipation for the parents family know in which category your school was, “he mentioned.
Nuño Mayer stressed that “the start of courses will be the same for both calendars. The only thing that will change will be the departure date; that is, up to more than a year there could be an alteration.
The course start day will be, as always, in the third week of August and that will be the same for both calendars, ”reiterated the federal official.
With more than a year in advance, he indicated, parents will know what will happen in the 2017-2018 cycle so that they can make any plan they require the following summer.