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Springfield Public Schools Want Feedback on Proposed 2015-2016 Calendar

Elizabeth Albert

The Springfield Board of Education wants the public's input on the proposed 2015-2016 school year calendar.
According to the Springfield Public School District, the proposed calendar is a result of the calendar committee's "use of legislative materials, best practices and stakeholder input."
The Board will vote on the calendar at its meeting on February 17th.

Highlights of the proposed 2015-2016 calendar include:

  • 172 student contact days (1,072.5 student contact hours) which is an increase over previous years of 170 student contact days (1,060 student contact hours). The estimated cost for the two additional student contact days is $186,104.13.
  • First day for students-- Thursday, August 13
  • Winter break--Dec. 18-Jan. 1
  • Spring break—March 7-11
  • Last day for students—Thursday, May 25 (could be as early as May 17 if none of the six built-in emergency/inclement weather days are needed )

View the proposed 2015-2016 SPS calendar by clicking here.