School Calendars, 2010-11 and 2011-12

In our continuing effort to keep parents and the public engaged, we wanted to advise you of a significant decision under consideration by the DeKalb Board of Education. On Monday, December 7th, the Board will consider approving proposed calendars for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years (action item J15)

The current 2009-10 calendar provides for a start date of the 2nd Monday in August, ends the first semester one full week before Christmas and ends the second semester on a Friday while providing for an 11 week summer break. The current schedule has 89 school days in the first semester and 91 in the second semester.

The proposed 2010-11 and 2011-12 calendars start and end the first semesters on the same schedule but add a holiday in 2010-11 to coincide with election day (November 2nd). The calendar lengthens Winter Break by one day and ends the second semester on a Wednesday. The first semester is 88 days and the second semester is 92 days. Summer break will be reduced to 10 ½ weeks. The 2011-12 calendar is virtually identical except the Election Day holiday becomes an additional February holiday; the calendar provides 89 days in the first semester and 91 days in the second semester. The summer break remains at 10 ½ weeks.

We urge you to examine the calendars closely and to contact your board members if you have any concerns or questions.

To view board action items on the calendar, use the link below. Look under "Meeting Agenda" on left, look for "J" Action Items, then click on #15, 2010-11 & 2011-12 School Calendars.