All 40 Prefectural Schools, Resuming After Obon
On June 2nd, the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education disclosed to news media that all 40 prefectural schools will shorten its summer vacation period, and continue classes throughout July, after schools had been loved for roughly 3 months, as a preventative measure against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. While some schools will hold classes and supplementary lessons during the first week of August, almost all schools will start summer vacation from August 1st. From August 17th, classes will begin to resume.
According to the Fukui Prefectural Board of Education Administrative Regulations, prefectural schools’ summer vacation period is from July 21st to August 31st. However, because of the differences between the general and vocational education curriculums, the Prefectural Board of Education did not set one time period for how long the summer vacation period is reduced for all schools, and sought information from each school.
Results upon gathering information from every prefectural school showed that all 40 schools intend to continue classes throughout July. Excluding some schools, students will enter summer vacation from August 1st; six schools intend to resume classes from August 17th, while thirty schools plans to resume from the 24th.