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The King George School Board last week approved a school calendar for next year, 2010-11.
The action took place at a meeting on March 22.
King George Education Association (KGEA) co-chairman Urzetta Lewis and division Coordinator of Testing & Instructional Support Jennifer Collins had developed and presented several calendar versions to the School Board in February with the assistance of a committee.
The calendar version that was most popular with staff members was presented in February from five that had been the subject of online and paper surveys distributed to school staff.
At the Feb. 22 meeting, the School Board agreed to a request from Mike Rose to have snow days built into the recommended calendar version.
Last week, Lewis and Collins were back, this time with two versions. Following discussion of the merits of the two calendar drafts, the School Board voted 3-1 for the approved calendar detailed below. Four members of the School Board were present at the meeting, with Lynn Pardee absent. Rick Randall voted against the motion.
DETAILS OF THE 2010-11 APPROVED SCHOOL CALENDAR:
AUGUST 2010: Prior to the start of school, new teachers scheduled to report on Aug. 23, with returning teachers to report on Aug. 26. Aug. 27, 30 and 31 are designated as Teacher Workdays.
SEPTEMBER 2010: Sept. 1-3 are Teacher Workdays. The first day of school for all schools is Sept. 7, following Labor Day.
OCTOBER 2010: Oct. 11, Columbus Day, is a Student Holiday/Teacher Workday.
NOVEMBER 2010: Election Day on Nov. 2, is a Student Holiday and a Teacher Workday. Veterans Day on Nov. 11 is a Holiday for students and staff. Nov. 24, is an early dismissal day. Thanksgiving Day and the day after, Nov. 25 and 26, are Holidays for students and staff.
DECEMBER 2010: Winter Holidays start with the weekend of Dec. 18-19 with school Holidays Dec. 20-31.
JANUARY 2011: School resumes on Jan. 3, 2011. Jan. 17 is a school Holiday on Martin Luther King Day. Mid-year exams at the high school and middle school are scheduled for a half-day on Monday, Jan. 31, which is also a Teacher Workday at the secondary schools.
FEBRUARY 2011: Mid-year exams at the high school and middle school are scheduled for a half-day on Feb. 1, which is also a Teacher Workday at the secondary schools. Feb. 2 and 3 are Student Holidays and Teacher Workdays at all schools. The second semester begins on Feb. 4. Feb. 21 is a student/staff Holiday on Presidents Day (Snow Makeup Day #1).
MARCH 2011: March 11 provides early dismissal at the elementary schools, with a Teacher Workday in the afternoon. March 21 is a division-wide Student Holiday/Teacher Workday (Snow Makeup Day #2).
APRIL 2011: All schools have early dismissal on April 22. Spring Holidays are April 25-29.
MAY 2011: Early dismissal for students at elementary schools is on May 13, with an afternoon Teacher Workday. All schools have early dismissal on May 27. Memorial Day on May 30 is a Student/Staff Holiday.
JUNE 2011: High School graduation is on June 18. June 20 and 21 are half-days for exams at the middle and high schools, with Teacher Workdays in the afternoons. June 21 is also the last day of school for students. A Teacher Workday is on June 22.