Students, staff and parents have spoken and the results of Elk Island Public School's (EIPS) calendar survey are in.
 
Results show 71 per cent of voters were in favor of starting school before labour day and keeping the November fall break, while 29 per cent were against this for the 2018/19 school calendar year.
 
*Article continues below the survey outcome.
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"Between November 8 to 27 we sent out a survey requesting feedback from a variety of stakeholders about the 2018/19 school calendar," said Laura McNabb, EIPS communication services director.
 
The school board opted to do the survey because they knew people had different opinions about when they wanted breaks to occur during the course of the school year.
 
"We're really glad. We had an excellent response, over 7,000 votes and we got a lot of comments back and it will really help the trustees when they make their decision," added McNabb.
 
A total of 7,622 people voted, including, students, staff, parents and others. EIPS also collected roughly 1,600 comments from voters.
 
Trustees will make a final decision at their next board meeting on December 21.

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