SPF Board of Ed Proposes Two Drafts For 2013-2014 School Calendar
Superintendent Dr. Margaret Hayes proposed two calendars to be considered for the next school year.
Two calendars have been proposed for the 2013-2014 school year by Superintendent of Scotch Plains-Fanwood schools, Dr. Margeret Hayes.
The first calendar, Draft A, begins the school year on Sept. 9 and ends on June 18. In Draft A, teachers will hold the first of their three required professional days on Sept. 4 and the other two sessions on Oct. 14 and June 20.
The second draft, Draft B, begins on Sept. 9 but ends on June 23. Draft B will keep Sept. 4 as a professional day but hold the other two professional days on Jan. 17 and Feb. 14. This would create two long weekends for students, since Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Feb. 17 is President's Day.
Both calendars will hold Winter Break from Dec. 23 to Jan. 1 and Spring Break from April 14 to 18.
Hayes stated that after presenting both versions to the PTA Council, members seemed to favor Draft A.
Board of Education President, Trip Whitehouse encouraged the public to voice their opinions on which calendar they would prefer. He added that if anyone thinks something may have been missed during the creation of both versions, they should contact the Superintendent's Office.
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Let us know what version you prefer and if you think something may have been overlooked!