21-160: Approval of 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

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DATE:   January 19, 2021

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Approval of 2021-2022 Academic Calendar

RATIONALE

Attached is the final draft of the 2021-2022 academic calendar for approval. This calendar was developed by a committee composed of representatives from each of the five schools, a parent, an administrator, and a central office representative. Each representative was charged with soliciting input from the constituents of their respective groups.

 

In developing the calendar, the goal was to gradually work on scheduling for one more year and returning to the completion of first semester before winter holidays. Prior precedent was used as the format for the development of the majority of the calendar. The calendar includes the use of 7 bank days per semester. Three make-up days are included in the calendar on March 3/4, and April 19, 2021 (other possible make-up days will be added at the end of the year if necessary). The calendar includes two days for Fall Break, two days at Spring Break and three days Spring Holiday. ACPS has worked closely with Covington City Schools to develop a common calendar to allow for more continuity with shared programs.

ESTIMATED COSTS

N/A

BUDGET CATEGORY

Instruction

LEGAL REFERENCE

8VAC20-131-150. Standard school year and school day and §§22.1-19 and 22.1-253.13:3 of the Code of Virginia.

STAFF CONTACTS

S.B. Callahan

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION

Recommend approval

 

Attached:  2021-22 Proposed Academic Calendar