Yesterday the School District put out a press release indicating that the two negotiation teams — on one side the School District, the other AEA — had come to a tentative agreement on two version of the calendar for the 2013 – 2014 school year. This is terrific since last year it took forever to come to an agreement on the calendar.
So here’s how it works, there are two versions “Draft B” and “Draft C.” I don’t know if there is a preferred calendar, but these both go to the AEA membership who will then vote next week on which they would like the School Board to adopt, if all goes well, we should have a calendar by the January 15th School Board meeting. *Crossed fingers*
Here are the two options:
I must say I much more of a fan of Draft B since I’m not in love with the August 21 start date in the Draft C calendar and the mid week start date is weird as well. Also I think the additional Friday during the Winter Break and additional day for the “Spring Holiday” is unnecessary in Draft C, especially if that directly translates into an earlier start date. But I much prefer the earlier Spring Break — March 24 – 28 — in Draft C, than the March 31 – April 4 Spring Break in Draft B. For me if the Spring Break could be moved earlier, Draft B would be practically perfect.
But I’ll be happy with any adopted calendar.