09/19/2014 12:18 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 01:01 EDT

B.C. teachers' strike: No extention to school year to make up for lost time

B.C. has no plans to extend the school year to make up for three weeks of class time lost during the teachers' strike,  Education Minister Peter Fassbender has confirmed.

"We have clearly agreed that we will move forward with the existing calendar and the remaining hours to make up any learning shortfalls that might have been there."

Fassbender says he's confident teachers will be able to provide students with the learning outcomes they need regardless of the reduced instructional hours.

On Thursday teachers voted 86 per cent to accept the deal reached with the government earlier this week to end the three-month old strike.