Can a school board's decision to adopt a four-day week be overturned?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Ridley Bros. Development Co. Ltd. et al. v. City of Colwood, 2006 BCSC 1141 (CanLII):

In Purssell v. Coast Mountains School District No. 82 2004 BCSC 269, the petitioners challenged a decision of a school board to adopt a four-day school week. Pitfield J. said the board did not adhere to statutory requirements and its decision was therefore made without jurisdiction. However, he exercised discretion under s. 8 to refuse relief because too much time had passed, the change had already gone into effect and reversal would be overly disruptive.

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