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District 211 to Adopt Collegiate-Style Calendar for 2016 – 2017 Academic Year

District 211 has adopted a new school calendar to better utilize instruction time for both students and teachers. At its Jan. 15 board meeting, the Board of Education approved the school calendar for the 2016-2017 academic year, which will change the traditional calendar District 211 has used for many years to a collegiate-style calendar. With the new calendar, first semester, including final exams, will end in December before students leave for winter break. “The proposed calendar will inherently sustain a rigorous focus on learning and academics all the way up to the winter break,” said Dan Cates, superintendent of schools. “In the ...