Guilford County Traditional School Calendar Options Open for Public Comment


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The three options for the traditional school calendar were created by a committee of parents, community and faith representatives, teachers, principals and other district employees and presented to the Guilford County Board of Education at its meeting Tuesday.

All three calendar options are based on 180 student days, 215 teacher days (including holidays and vacation leave days) and meet all current legal requirements. The main difference between each option is the number and timing of inclement weather days, and whether there are four or five teacher workdays before school starts.

In all three plans, school would start on Monday, Aug. 28, and end on Friday, June 8, provided students don’t have to make up inclement weather days. All three calendars also place winter break from Thursday, Dec. 21, to Tuesday, Jan. 2, and spring break from April 2 to April 6. None of the calendars schedule inclement weather makeup days during spring break.

Option one allows for nine inclement weather days, option two for seven days and option three has eight inclement weather days.

Options one and three include four teacher workdays before school starts, while option two provides five. Option three also places a workday on Dec. 21 with a vacation day at the end of the year for payroll purposes.

All three options are available to view below:

2017-18 Calendar Option 1

2017-18 Calendar Option 2

2017-18 Calendar Option 3

Once a calendar option is chosen, early release days will be identified and added. Calendars for non-traditional schools will be considered in the coming months.

Public input may be shared through Jan. 12 by emailing gcscomments@gcsnc.com. Feedback may also be sent by U.S. mail to Calendar Comments, Guilford County Schools, 712 N. Eugene St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

Parents, employees and others may also indicate their calendar preference in an online survey available by clicking here.

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