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Pasco schools offer 2011-12 student calendar

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December

Unlike its neighbor to the south, the Pasco County School Board annually adopts an academic calendar that doesn't generate heat over holidays or religion.

This year looks to be a repeat.

Focusing mostly on educational matters, such as finishing the first semester before winter break and placing spring vacation so it doesn't interfere with the FCAT, a committee of distridt administrators, employees and parents has recommended a no-nonsense calendar for 2011-12.

Classes would begin for students on Aug. 22. The district would take a day off for Veterans Day, three days for Thanksgiving and end the first semester on Dec. 22. Kids would return to school on Jan. 10, 2012 -- that's a Tuesday to give the cafeterias a day to get fresh dairy and produce for lunches.

Spring break would be the week of April 2-6, graduations on June 1-3 and the end of classes for non-seniors on June 5.

It all seems fairly innocuous. We'll have to wait until Tuesday, when the School Board takes up the calendar, to see if anyone objects.

[Last modified: Thursday, December 2, 2010 1:45pm]

    

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