Two school calendar options presented for 2013-2014 (Dec. 14, 2012)
Parent, teachers, and community members at large can now go online and give their feedback on school calendar options for the 2013-2014 school year.
The online survey with two calendar options will be available until Jan. 28 at this link http://portal.rockdale.k12.ga.us/about/cr/Pages/Calendar-Option-13-14.aspx
One option would start the school year for students on July 29 and end for students on May 23, before Memorial Day. In that option, the December break would start Dec. 20 and spring break would start on March 30.
A second option would start the school year in August for students, on Aug. 1, and end it May 29, three days after Memorial Day. In that option, the December break would start Dec. 23 and spring break would start April 7.
Both calendars have 180 student days and 190 teacher days, five pre-planning days, two post planning days, and three professional learning days.
Feedback from the online survey will be one factor in the recommendation that the calendar committee will present to the board and school system staff.
Last year, there were only 216 survey responses to the proposed calendar. Out of that, 98 were parents, 3 students, 73 teachers, and 40 RCPS non-teaching employees. RCPS has about 15,700 students enrolled.