07-19-2011 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Title
School Year Calendar Standards

Discussion

Two standards used to create the school year calendar should be revised as a result of changes in Florida Department of Education practice or policy.

Standard VI A (3) should be revised to reflect the fact that there are no longer state-identified State Inservice Days during the second week in October.  The change will identify this day exclusively as a district professional development day/student holiday.

Standard VI B (3) should be revised to reflect the fact that the state no longer sets or monitors the maximum number of school days graduating seniors can miss prior to the end of the school year for graduation ceremonies.

For consistency throughout the School Year Calendar Standards, the word year has been added in Section II, Definition and in Standard VI B (3).



Recommendation
Hold a public hearing to approve the revisions to the School Year Calendar Standards.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/24/2011
Action6/14/2011
Public Hearing7/19/2011

Authority for Action
FS 1001.41; 1001.42

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
William B. Hall, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development, 633-1000 ext. 240


Attachment:  BPS Calendar Standards 2011 (May 11, 2011).pdf