The Minister of Education and Science Lilia Grinevich signed a letter, according to which the structure of the new academic year is determined.
The document stipulates that the structure of the school year and the timing of the holidays in the new school year will establish general educational institutions in agreement with the relevant educational authorities.
At the same time, the academic year in general education institutions, regardless of their subordination, types and forms of ownership, should begin on the Knowledge Day - September 1 and end no later than July 1 of the following year.
It also provides that the duration of the holidays during the school year cannot be less than 30 calendar days excluding the days when the children stopped studying for reasons beyond their control (quarantine, temperature, etc.).
Within the time provided by the work curriculum, schools should set the duration of the school week for the entire school year.In the case of the establishment of a 5-day school week, working out lessons on Saturdays (in order to replenish educational material, or extend the holidays and shorten the heating season) is not allowed, since this will result in exceeding the weekly maximum allowable load on students.
In accordance with the Regulations on State Final Attestation of Students, students in grades 4, 9, and 11 will pass the state final attestation. The list of items for the state final certification, the form and timing of its implementation will be further approved.
The Ministry of Education notes that general education schools, together with state authorities and local governments, can make decisions on quarantine, terminate or extend the educational process for valid reasons, provide students with days off for preparing and conducting DPA or ZNO (if they will be held during time of the educational process), on the expediency of conducting educational practice and study excursions, determine the dates of the celebration of the “Last Bell” and the presentation of documents ents about education.
The number of lessons actually taught by teachers may be less than previously scheduled. In this case, the school and the teachers must take measures to ensure that the students master the content of each school subject in full due to compaction, independent work, and distance learning facilities.
A smaller number of lessons taught by a teacher for objective reasons cannot be the cause of deductions from his salary.