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The Full Picture of Planning an Academic Calendar

When planning a school year calendar, it’s easy to overlook various considerations that go into it. That’s why ensuring High School District 211’s academic calendar meets state requirements, satisfies the wishes of teachers and parents, and meets the needs of students, isn’t a simple task. Many aren’t aware of the process to create a school calendar, and for the District’s 2013-2014 academic year, which was approved by the Board of Education on March 15, any slight changes happened for a reason. “We’re looking for an overall good balance,” said Samantha Dolen, assistant superintendent for Student Services. Each academic year ...