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BOARD OF EDUCATION FORMALLY ADOPTS CALENDAR FOR 2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR; ALSO SETS TENTATIVE CALENDAR FOR 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

The Board of Education has formally approved the 2015-2016 school year calendar, which calls for students to start classes on August 24, 2015, and end on June 16, 2016.

The calendar contains five days built in for emergency weather-related closings, which would be subtracted from the calendar if they are not used. Should weather conditions require six to nine makeup days, they will be taken from Easter/Spring break in the order listed in the calendar.

The calendar also maintains the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas/Winter breaks, recognizes legal holidays, and includes four additional early dismissal days for students to allow for focused staff professional development.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Board also examined and tentatively approved an advance calendar (this year for the 2016-2017 school year), allowing parents to begin to plan spring and summer vacations and set other appointments a full year in advance. The Board will give final approval to the 2016-2017 calendar during the next school year.

Both calendars, as well as the current school year calendar, can be found online at www.aacps.org/aacps/boe/schol/calendar.asp.