02-24-2015 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #25


Title
School Year Calendar Standards and the 2015-2016 School Year Calendar

Discussion
Calendars A and B represent early start dates in the event legislation changes permitting an early start. These contingency calendars were discussed at the January 27, 2015 Board Workshop. Calendar C represents a later start date made in accordance with Chapters 1000-1013, including Section 1001.42(4)(f) F.S. for the opening of schools in the district to be no earlier than 14 days prior to Labor Day. Revisions in the school Year Calendar Standards have been made to reflect changes in the proposed calendar.

Recommendation
Staff recommends approval of Calendar C, based on current statutory language, with Calendar A as first alternative, Calendar B as second alternative, in the event of legislative action allowing for an early start by May 1.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 2/10/2015
Consent after Information2/24/2015

Authority for Action
FS 1003.621

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Dr. Jane Respess, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development, x240 Debra Pace, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, x200


Attachment:  Copy of 2015-16 BPS CALENDAR_DRAFT A Aug 12 start.pdf
Attachment:  2015-16 BPS CALENDAR_DRAFT C Aug 24 start.pdf
Attachment:  2015-16 BPS CALENDAR_DRAFT B Aug 17 start.pdf
Attachment:  Standards for Calendar Draft 2015-2016 2.10.2015.pdf