Pasco School Board prepares to adopt 2012-13 calendar
Furlough days still could force changes to it. But for now, at least, the Pasco school district has settled upon class and work dates for the 2012-13 school year (attached below).
As it stands, the first day for teachers would be Aug. 13, with students arriving a week later on Aug. 20. Other key dates would be:
Sept. 3: Labor Day
Oct. 22: Teacher planning day
Nov. 19-23: Thanksgiving break (Note: Nov. 19-20 are possible hurricane makeup dates)
Dec. 24 - Jan. 7: Winter break (Jan. 7 is a teacher work day)
Jan. 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb. 18: President's Day
March 25 - April 1: Spring break (April 1 is a teacher work day)
May 27: Memorial Day
June 4: Students' last day
June 6: Teachers' last day
Negotiations have yet to begin for the 2012-13 contract. During the current year, the United School Employees of Pasco insisted that at least one furlough day be held on a student class day, and that is expected to happen again. Board members balked at cutting more than one class day, though. The district already has suggested that employees could lose at least one paid holiday to furloughs, which are recommended to save about $5 million in the budget.
The calendar goes to the board on Tuesday.