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Posted: March 25, 2012 - 12:03am  |  Updated: March 27, 2012 - 11:28am

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The Columbia County school board is set to approve two school calendars for 2013 and 2014 during a Tuesday meeting.

Board members initially approved on March 13 calendars for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years that set Aug. 7 as the start date in each. In 2013, Aug. 7 is a Wednesday. It falls on Thursday in 2014.

Superintendent Charles Nagle told board members that using Aug. 7 allowed officials to start pre-planning for teachers on Aug. 1. If they waited any later, benefits for new teachers wouldn’t be available until October.

Unhappy with a mid-week start date, board member Mike Sleeper pushed for later start dates – Aug. 12 for 2013 and Aug. 11 in 2014. Both those dates were presented as options, and both are Mondays.

However, the calendars with later start dates also start pre-planning after Aug. 1. Sleeper said that pre-planning could begin Aug. 1 and school start later in the month.

Board member Kristi Baker also voted against the calendars, presented as Option A. She wanted more time to poll parents and teachers on their calendar preferences.

Nagle told board members that many educators and parents already reviewed the three calendar options and picked Option A.

The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the school system’s central office on Hereford Farm Road.

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2013-2014

Option A:

Aug. 1,2,5 and 6: Pre-planning

Aug. 7: First day of school

Sept. 2: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 10: Progress reports

Sept. 19: Early release/parent conferences

Oct. 8: End of nine weeks

Oct. 14: Holiday

Oct. 15: Student holiday/teacher work day

Oct. 16: Report cards

Nov. 12: Progress reports

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 18-20: Semester exams

Dec. 20: End of first semester

Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Holidays

Jan. 6: Student holiday/teacher work day

Jan. 7: First day of second semester

Jan. 9: Report cards

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 7: Progress reports

Feb. 17: Holiday

Feb. 18: Student holiday/teacher work day

March 13: Early release

March 14: End of nine weeks

March 20: Report cards

April 7-11: Spring break

April 22: Progress reports

May 21-23: Semester exams

May 23: End of second semester

May 26: Memorial Day holiday

May 27-29: Post-planning

May 29: Report cards

 

Option B

Aug. 6-9: Pre-planning

Aug. 12: First day of school

Sept. 2: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 11: Progress reports

Sept. 19: Early release/parent conferences

Oct. 11: End of nine weeks

Oct. 14: Student holiday/teacher work day

Oct. 17: Report cards

Nov. 14: Progress reports

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 18-20: Semester exams

Dec. 20: End of first semester

Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Holidays

Jan. 6: Student holiday/teacher work day

Jan. 7: First day of second semester

Jan. 9: Report cards

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 6: Progress reports

Feb. 17: Holiday

March 13: Early release

March 13: End of nine weeks

March 20: Report cards

April 7-11: Spring break

April 22: Progress reports

May 21-23: Semester exams

May 23: End of second semester

May 26: Memorial Day holiday

May 27-30: Post-planning

May 30: Report cards

 

Option C

Aug. 6-9: Pre-planning

Aug. 12: First day of school

Sept. 2: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 11: Progress reports

Sept. 19: Early release/parent conferences

Oct. 11: End of nine weeks

Oct. 14: Student holiday/teacher work day

Oct. 17: Report cards

Nov. 14: Progress reports

Nov. 25-29: Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 18-20: Semester exams

Dec. 20: End of first semester

Dec. 23-Jan. 3: Holidays

Jan. 6: Student holiday/teacher work day

Jan. 7: First day of second semester

Jan. 9: Report cards

Jan. 20: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 6: Progress reports

Feb. 17: Student holiday/teacher work day

March 13: Early release

March 13: End of nine weeks

March 20: Report cards

April 7-11: Spring break

April 22: Progress reports

May 21-23: Semester exams

May 23: End of second semester

May 26: Memorial Day holiday

May 27-29: Post-planning

May 29; Report cards

 

SCHOOL CALENDAR 2014-2015

Option A

Aug. 1, 4-6: Pre-planning

Aug. 7: First day of school

Sept. 1: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 9: Progress reports

Sept. 18: Early release/teacher work day

Oct. 9: End of nine weeks

Oct. 13: Holiday

Oct. 14: Student holiday/teacher work day

Oct. 16: Report cards

Nov. 13: Progress reports

Nov. 24-26: Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 17-19: Semester exams

Dec. 19: End of first semester

Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Holidays

Jan. 5: Student holiday/teacher work day

Jan. 6: First day of second semester

Jan. 8: Report cards

Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 6: Progress reports

Feb. 16: Holiday

Feb. 17: Student holiday/teacher work day

March 12: Early release

March 13: End of nine weeks

March 19: Report cards

April 6-10: Spring break

April 21: Progress reports

May 20-22: Semester exams

May 22: End of second semester

May 25: Memorial Day holiday

May 26-28: Post-planning

May 28: Report cards

 

Option B

Aug 4-8: Pre-planning

Aug. 11: First day of school

Sept. 1: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 10: Progress reports

Sept. 18: Early release/parent conferences

Oct. 10: End of nine weeks

Oct. 13: Student holiday/teacher work day

Oct. 16: Report cards

Nov. 13: Progress reports

Nov. 24-28: Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 17-19: Semester exams

Dec. 19: End of first semester

Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Holidays

Jan. 5: Student holiday/teacher work day

Jan. 6: First day of second semester

Jan. 8: Report cards

Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 5: Progress reports

Feb. 16: Holiday

March 12: Early release

March 12: End of nine weeks

March 19: Report cards

April 6-10: Spring break

April 21: Progress reports

May 20-22: Semester exams

May 22: End of second semester

May 25: Memorial Day holiday

May 26-29: Post-planning

May 29: Report cards

 

Option C

Aug. 4-8: Pre-planning

Aug. 11: First day of school

Sept. 1: Labor Day holiday

Sept. 10: Progress reports

Sept. 18: Early release/parent conferences

Oct. 10: End of nine weeks

Oct. 13: Student holiday/teacher work day

Oct. 16: Report cards

Nov. 13: Progress reports

Nov. 24-28: Thanksgiving holidays

Dec. 17-19: Semester exams

Dec. 19: End of first semester

Dec. 22-Jan. 2: Holidays

Jan. 5: Student holiday/teacher work day

Jan. 6: First day of school

Jan. 8: Report cards

Jan. 19: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Feb. 5: Progress reports

Feb. 16: Student holiday/teacher work day

March 12: Early release

March 12: End of nine weeks

March 19: Report cards

April 6-10: Spring break

April 21: Progress reports

May 20-22: Semester exams

May 22: End of second semester

May 25: Memorial Day holiday

May 26-28: Post-planning

May 28: Report cards

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