Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DeKalb Schools Revert Back to Traditional Calendar for 2013-2014 School Year

At Monday Night's Board of Education, a return to the "traditional" calendar for the 2013-2014 school year was approved by the BOE.

The proposed Traditional Calendar developed by the Calendar Committee contains the following features:

- 180 student-contact days;

- 189 teacher-contract days with the final day (Day 190) being comprised of four (2 hrs.
each/2 per semester) conference nights during the year as scheduled by each local school;

- Takes into account state-designated testing windows and dates;

- Concludes the first semester before the Winter Break in December - which prevents students    from returning from the break with final exams and End of Course Tests (EOCT)
- August 12th is first day of school. 

- Week of Thanksgiving is off

- Two weeks between Christmas and New Years is off.

- Schedules Spring Break April 7-11, 2014.
- May 23rd is last day of school.
Click here for the link to the 2013-2014 school calendar as approved by the DCSS BOE.

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