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School Board OKs school calendar
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The school calendar has been set for next school year with the start of school coming one week earlier.
The scheduled first day of school for the 2012-13 calendar will be Aug. 9, as opposed to the Aug. 15 start date this year, a delay which came partially due to hope construction at Dibrell School would be finished by starting later in August.
The School Board also agreed to follow a three-year school calendar template for the next three years which closely resembles next year’s calendar.
School Board members unanimously agreed the current quarterly terms of four, nine-week grading periods have been a popular move. The School Board asked incoming Director of Schools Bobby Cox to pencil in a similar schedule through the 2015 school year.
Highlights of the calendar include three major breaks beginning with fall break from Oct. 15-19 and then the Christmas break running from Dec. 19 through Jan. 1. Spring break will also be an extended vacation running March 25-29. There will be a three-day Thanksgiving break from Nov. 21-23.
Unlike the somewhat controversial off-again, on-again fair day this past year, Warren County A&L Fair Day has been built into the schedule as a day off Sept. 14. There are also the other regular holidays such as Labor Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day, along with a few professional development days where students will get the day off while teacher have to work.
The scheduled date of high school graduation will see the class of 2013 cross the stage May 24.
As for bad-weather days, the school system will have 11 built in to next year’s calendar. The school system used all 11 of those days last school year.