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2017-18 Calendar Development

2017-18 Calendar Development

Calendar Approved!

The Albemarle County School Board has approved the 2017-18 School Year Calendar:

2017-18 Calendar - Approved January 12, 2017

2017-18 Calendario - Aprobado el 12 de enero de 2017

Community Feedback

Each year, the Joint Albemarle County/Charlottesville City Schools Calendar Committee works to produce a school calendar that supports our goals to engage students, improve opportunities and achievement, and get the most productivity out of our resources. Community feedback is an essential part of this process.

Thank You for Your Feedback!

In response to feedback from multiple stakeholders, including Teacher Advisory, Parent Council, Strategic Cabinet, and Planning Cabinet, along with 971 survey responses from students, parents, employees, and community members, a third draft of the 2017-18 calendar was developed and put before the Albemarle County School Board as an Information Item on December 8, 2016, at which time there was an opportunity for public comment. The board formally approved the calendar during their next regularly scheduled meeting on January 12, 2017.

Changes Based on Feedback

Over the course of the calendar development process, the following changes were made, based on community feedback:

  • August 14 became a Teacher Work Day/Professional Development Day.
  • February 16 became a regular student day, rather than a half-day for students followed by a half-day of professional development for staff.
  • March 30 remained a half-day for students; however, the second half of the day was changed from a Green Work Day to a Teacher Work Day.
  • June 8 was changed from a Green Work Day to a Teacher Work Day.

Calendar Development Timeline

​October 18, 2016
​Receive calendar input from Teacher Advisory
​October 19, 2016 ​Receive calendar input from Parent Council
​October 19, 2016 ​1st Calendar Committee Meeting
​Week of October 24, 2016 ​Post draft calendar and open community survey
November 2, 2016 ​2nd Calendar Committee Meeting
​November 14, 2016 ​Receive calendar feedback from Strategic Cabinet
​November 28, 2016 ​Receive calendar feedback from Planning Cabinet
​December 8, 2016 ​Present draft calendar to School Board as Information Item (for review); Receive public comment
​January 12, 2017 ​Present draft calendar to School Board as Action Item (for approval)

Reference Materials

2017-18 School Year Calendar - Draft 3 (Nov. 28, 2016)

2017-18 School Year Calendar - Draft 2 (Nov. 2, 2016)

2017-18 Calendar Survey Results - Draft 1

2017-18 School Year Calendar - Draft 1 (Oct. 19, 2016)

2016-17 School Year Calendar 

2016-17 Calendario (en Español)

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