17. For children in preschool education, the week shall consist of a minimum of 23 hours and 30 minutes devoted to educational services; for elementary students, the week shall consist of a minimum of 25 hours devoted to such services.
All students shall have a minimum period of 50 minutes for lunch every day, in addition to the prescribed time for educational services. Elementary students shall also have 2 recesses of a minimum of 20 minutes, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, in addition to the prescribed time.
However, for the students with handicaps and the students living in low-income areas referred to in the second and third paragraphs of section 12, the week shall consist of a minimum of 11 hours and 45 minutes devoted to educational services, unless the school service centre, to the extent and on the conditions determined by the Minister, grants them an exemption.
O.C. 651-2000, s. 17; O.C. 488-2005, s. 4; O.C. 544-2019, s. 11.