Thursday, 03 March 2011
School board splits on 2011/12 calendar option
Macon County schools have applied for a waiver from the State Board of Education that would allow them adopt an alternative calendar for the next school year which would include two, week-long periods for students to catch up or brush up on school subjects. In addition, the alternative calendar moves the school start date to earlier in August, allowing the district to finish the first semester before the beginning of the end-of-year holidays.
If the waiver is approved and the alternative calendar accepted, the 2011/12 school year will begin on Aug. 4, three weeks earlier than the traditional calendar preference which the school board has approved as a back-up in case the waiver is denied.