Based on parent and employee feedback to the previous calendar drafts, staff have proposed a single draft of the 2017-18 student academic calendar and are seeking additional feedback from stakeholders. Highlights include a start date of August 21 and end date of May 31. Feedback from parents was not supportive of a staff development day on Election Day in non-presidential election years. It will be a consideration for future calendars that include presidential election days.
Parent and teacher feedback also requested more balance between the number of instructional days in the two semesters and additional time for Winter Break in January. The calendar draft therefore reflects a winter break from December 21 - January 8, which is a change from the current year calendar. The second snow make-up day was moved to May 31 to accommodate the state testing calendar.
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