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Draft of Pinellas 2018-19 calendar is out

By Colleen Wright
Times files
The Pinellas County School Board will discuss the proposed school instructional calendar for the 2018-19 school year at a board workshop on Tuesday.

Take a look: a draft copy of the proposed Pinellas County Schools instructional calendar for the 2018-19 school year is out for review.

If approved, school staff will report back Thursday, August 2, 2018, and students will return to school Monday, August 13, 2018. First semester exams will be held before winter break, which begins Saturday, December 22, 2018 until Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Spring break will take place from Saturday, March 9, 2019, through Sunday, March 17, 2019. Last day of school for students will be Wednesday, May 29, 2019 and for 10-month instructional staff on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

The School Board will discuss the calendar at a workshop on Tuesday. It's expected to go before the board for approval at its next meeting Oct. 24.

Other topics on Tuesday's workshop agenda include a review of a charter school application for the St. Petersburg Academy of Math and Science Charter School, which has applied to open August 2018.

Hillsborough County school superintendent Jeff Eakins is expected to make an appearance to discuss a new collaborative partnership between his district and Pinellas on three initiatives: early learning, workforce and graduation rates.

Pinellas officials will also discuss restorative practice and culturally responsive trainings.

The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. at the district's headquarters, 301 4th St SW in Largo.