03/13/2013 02:20 EDT | Updated 05/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Langley schools will not adopt year-long calendar

The Langley School Board has voted unanimously not to adopt a year-long calendar, which would have included three one-month breaks.

The school board had been considering a number of changes to its calendar, including extending winter and spring breaks to three weeks and shrinking the summer break, or leaving the schedule the way it is.

Lorraine Baldwin, a member of the parent advisory council at R.C. Garnett Elementary School, said the trustees listened to the parents.

"I was a little surprised. I could tell it was a little bit tougher decision for some of the trustees than others," she said.

"It was clear they were not entirely supportive of not changing but that they had committed to listening to the people and that they were following through on that commitment."

The Langley School Board will readdress the issue of adopting a year-long calendar in three years.

Under new legislation, school districts in B.C. can now structure their own school calendars.