Comments from teachers, parents and others led to changes in the calendar proposed for the 2012-13 school year:
- Thanksgiving break will be extended one day to include the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Nov. 21 was previously proposed to be a three-hour early release day for students and school-based personnel.
- Winter break will be reduced by two days with December 21 now being the first day of the holiday. The increase of two instructional days will be used to offset additional student holidays on Nov. 21 and Feb. 18.
- Presidents Day on Feb. 18 will be a holiday for students and staff.
- The three-hour early release day/school-based professional development or teacher workday on Jan. 30 will be eliminated.
The School Board is seeking additional input on the proposed calendar, which is available online at mychesterfieldschools.com. Comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832. The board plans to vote on the calendar March 27.