A Calendar Survey was given in September 2017 for inpu into the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school calendars.
A brief summary of the 291 responses appears below. To read the whole report with comments, click here.
Which of these choices is the best start date for the school year for students?
One week before Labor Day
Two weeks before Labor Day, as it is currently
Three weeks before Labor Day
The day after Labor Day
For 2018-19 and 2019-20 Easter is April 21 and April 12, so the proposed calendar places spring break at the end of March/beginning of April. The proposal also gives us Good Friday and Easter Monday off. Which statement best reflects your views.
Spring Break should be connected to Easter
Does not matter to me.
The Union leadership believes that every effort should be made to ensure that Records Days align with at least one grading period. We believe it may be impossible to schedule each trimester and quarter during a Records Day since they are not aligned with each other. Which best describes your view?
It does not matter to me when Records Days are scheduled
I prefer that at least the first trimester or first semester align with a Records Day
I don't care as long as one of the Records Days aligns with a grading period.
Other (describe below)
Since January and February both have Monday holidays, the Union leadership believes it is not best for the instruction of students to have 3 PD days in those months. We believe it is better for those days to be spread throughout the school year if we are going to have them at all.
I agree with the Union leadership
I disagree with the Union leadership - January, February and March are good months for PD
It does not matter to me.