School board approves new calendar

February 11, 1993|By Anne Haddad | Anne Haddad,Staff Writer

The Carroll Board of Education approved yesterday the 1993-1994 school calendar with a four-day spring break surrounding Easter but no early dismissals or half days.

C. Scott Stone, the board's newest member, tried to modify the calendar to allow only two days off in the spring -- Good Friday and Easter Monday.

However, other board members said they felt that spring break is important to students and staff.

School will begin Sept. 7 for students and end June 17.

The spring break will begin March 31 and last through April 5, the Tuesday after Easter.

The last day before winter break will be Dec. 23. Students and teachers will return to school Jan. 3.

Superintendent R. Edward Shilling said he may ask the board to modify the calendar to include some half days and early dismissals.

He said the schools were unable to do that this year because the kindergarten law requires 180 days of school for those youngsters. Early dismissals would cut into the number of days afternoon kindergartners attend school.

Mr. Shilling said he and other superintendents will ask the state to be more flexible with time requirements for kindergarten to allow occasional early dismissals of students so that teachers can spend the time training or planning.

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