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Press Release – December 12, 2012
Coweta School Board approves school calendars for 2013-2015
The Coweta County Board of Education approved calendars for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years at its December 11 board meeting.
The new school year will start on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, following the board’s approval of the ‘Version 2’ calendars, which have been considered since November.
The two years of school calendars – which can be viewed on the Coweta County School System website at www.cowetaschools.org – begin school for students on August 6 in 2013 and 2014. Both years’ calendars maintain a summer break between memorial day and August 6, a full week for Thanksgiving break, two weeks for the Christmas and New Year’s break, a full week for Winter Break in for a February and a full week for Spring break in the first full week of April. Both calendars end the school year for students before Memorial Day.
Approval of the calendars followed a public review of two versions of the school calendars. Public comments were taken on the proposed calendars between November 15 and December 5, and provided to school board members for review.
Version 2 of the calendars had a full week February (mid-winter) break, and starts the school year slightly earlier in August.
Version 1 of the calendars had a shorter February (mid-winter) break, and starts the school year slightly later in August.
944 people participated in that online survey, with 67 percent of respondents voting in favour of “version 2” of the proposed 2013-14 calendars, and 65 percent voting in favour of “version 2” of the proposed 2014-15 calendars.
Board members also noted that the Coweta County School System will continue to provide a full 180-day academic year for students, even as many Georgia school systems have shortened the academic year due to budget concerns.