OKC Schools Going To Year-Round School

http://www.news9.com/Global/story.asp?S=13667035
Posted: Dec 13, 2010 6:49 PM
by Rusty Surette, News 9

The Oklahoma City school board unanimously approved a new school year calendar that will reduce the time off students get for the summer.

The approved Continuous Calendar will shorten the summer break from 12 to 8 weeks, and will lengthen other breaks scheduled throughout the year.

“The time is right. It’s a bold thing to do, but we have to do it now,” said OKCPS Superintendent Karl Springer. “During our strategic planning community meetings, parents and teachers asked for dramatic and effective changes to help students be successful. This plan moves the district to a seamless educational calendar that will have a positive effect on student growth and achievement.”

The new Continuous Calendar begins next school year.

Old Calendar
-Classes Begin August 22, 2011
-Fall Break- 2 days
-Thanksgiving Break-3 days
-Winter Break- 2 weeks
-Spring Break-1 week
-School Ends-May 25, 2012

Continuous Learning Calendar
-Classes Begin August 1, 2011
-Fall Break- 2 weeks
-Thanksgiving Break- 3 days
-Winter Break- 3 weeks
-Spring Break-2 week
-School Ends June 1, 2012

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