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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.