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Press Release - December 8, 2016

2017-18 School Calendar adopted By Board of Education

CalendarImageThe Coweta County Board of Education adopted an academic calendar for the 2017-18 school year at its meeting on December 14.

The calendar was favored by a majority of respondents in a school system poll of potential calendar options, which was held in November and early December.  Superintendent Steve Barker will ask school councils to review and make recommendations about 2018-19 school calendar options.

The 2017-18 calendar adopted by the board begins school on Friday, August 4, 2017 and ends on Friday, May 25, 2018.  It follows a traditional holiday schedule including Labor Day (September 4), a fall holiday (October 6, with a teacher work-day October 9), a full-week Thanksgiving break (November 20-24), a two-week Christmas and New Year’s break (December 20-January 1 and teacher work days January 2-3), the January 15 Martin Luther King Day holiday, a full-week mid-Winter break February 19-23, a full-week Spring break April 2-6, and a teacher work-day March 9.

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Two options for the 2017-18 calendar were placed online for a public poll between November 10 and December 11.  A majority favored the option adopted by the Board on Tuesday.

Three options were placed online for possible 2018-19 school calendar.  Public voting for two of those options were essentially tied in the public response.  Superintendent Barker suggested that the school board postpone adopting a calendar for that school year, so that school councils would have a chance to review and make suggestions about 2018-19 school calendars.

Those calendar options can be found on the school system's website ‚Äčat 2018-19 School Calendar (draft options 1, 2 and 3).

In the school system’s poll, the public was also asked to indicate if they were in favor of keeping or changing the two-day fall break, the full-week Thanksgiving Break, and the full-week mid-Winter break adopted by the school system for several years.  A majority indicated that they would prefer to keep the school breaks as they are.