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VOTE: RPSB presents 3 calendar options for 2022-2023 year

Published: Dec. 20, 2021 at 9:19 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 6:50 PM CST
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RAPIDES PARISH, La. (KALB) - The Rapides Parish School Board is asking for the public to vote on the calendar for the 2022-2023 school year.

There are three options presented for next school year’s calendar schedule: the traditional calendar, a September start date calendar and a balanced calendar.

The traditional calendar is what’s being followed right now. It’s a 171-day school year with an 11-week summer break.

The September start date option would put students heading back to school after Labor Day on September 6 and ending the school year on May 26. This option would also extend each school day by 25 minutes, there would be no fall break and summer break would be extended to 14 weeks.

The balanced calendar would be organized in a format that provides approximately nine weeks of instruction with a two-week intersession between instructional quarters. Summer break would be shortened to seven and a half weeks and students would end the school year in June instead of May.

“We do encourage families to look at the calendars. We’ve got it on our website as well as our social media sites,” said Jeff Powell, the Rapides Parish School Board Superintendent. “Read through all the information and check out all the differences. There’s actually a link to all of the differences. It’s got the information about the three different calendar options side by side so that you can see all the different little pieces of information related to it. Then, you can vote on the survey which one you like, and we’ll obviously present that information to the board.”

The board plans to review all three options, along with survey results, at the February 1 board meeting before making a decision.

All three options can be reviewed and voted on HERE. The deadline to vote is January 14, 2022, at 4 p.m.

Parents/Students/Community: The RPSB is presenting three calendar options, as they have for the past few years. Please...

Posted by Rapides Parish School Board for Parents and Students on Monday, December 20, 2021

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