New Decatur school calendars approved

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 19, 2014
City Schools of Decatur Board of Education during its July 8 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

City Schools of Decatur Board of Education during its July 8 meeting. File Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

The City Schools of Decatur Board of Education recently approved school calendars for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years.

The School Board also voted to set aside four make up days for weather events this year:

February 16, 2015
February 17, 2015
February 18, 2015
February 19, 2015

To see the school district calendar, click here.

To see the 2015-2016 calendar, click here.

To see the 2016-2017 calendar, click here.

Here is more information from CSD about the development of these calendars:

In particular for 2015-2016:

The committee seeks to create balanced semester schedules as close to 90 days per semester. The committee agreed that +/-2 days of 90 days in each semester was acceptable. This calendar shows 88 days in the first semester, 92 days in the second semester.

The committee recommends that the following dates be used for make-up days if needed:

March 14, 2016

February 15, 2016

February 16, 2016

February 17, 2016

It was noted that other options would be considered for make-up days required after these dates

For the 2016-2017 school year:

The calendar committee identified January 2, 2017 to be used as a professional learning day for staff. Teachers will be able to use part of this professional learning day to prepare for receiving students. This would allow the students to return to school on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

The committee seeks to create balanced semester schedules as close to 90 days per semester. The committee agreed that +/-2 days of 90 days in each semester was acceptable. This calendar shows 88 days in the first semester, 92 days in the second semester.

The committee recommends the following dates to be used for make-up days if needed:

March 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

February 14, 2017

February 15, 2017

Also, the notice from City Schools of Decatur includes this reminder: Fall break is Sept. 15 through 19. Need something for your kids to do that week?

Click here to see a list of week-long camps that will be available during the break.

Options include, Agnes Scott All-Sports Camp, the Young Chef’s Academy and Folk Dance and Crafts Camp.

 

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