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DeKalb Schools Weigh New School Calendar

The Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Education in May.

The DeKalb County School District Calendar Committee has recommended to Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson that DeKalb Schools adopt a new balanced calendar for the 2013-2014 school year, one that includes more instructional opportunity for students throughout the year.

The School District Calendar Committee recommended that the District not make changes to the upcoming 2012-2013 school year calendar, which the DeKalb County Board of Education approved in 2010.

Based on the committee’s suggestions, the Superintendent will make a recommendation to the Board of Education in May regarding a process to build a new 2013-2014 calendar. The School District calendar for the 2012-2013 school year will not change.

An online survey seeking community and employee input on the School District calendar recorded more than 36,000 responses, which were incorporated into the Committee’s recommendations.

“I’d like to thank the Calendar Committee and the many people in the DeKalb Community who provided their ideas and input regarding our 2013-2014 school calendar,” Dr. Atkinson said. “Working with parents, teachers, students and the community, we will build a 2013-2014 calendar that will provide ample instruction throughout the year and help improve student success.”

For more information, visit the DeKalb County School District website.

How will the new calendar affect you if it passes? Tell us in the comments below!

From a press release by DeKalb Schools Communications Office

S. Breaux-Nwafor September 17, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I don't feel that a balanced calendar works for working parents. It's difficult enough to find activities or child care during the regular school breaks without adding any extras.

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