BROOKSVILLE — Will Hernando County students get a longer winter break next school year or a quicker start to summer? That is the decision the School Board will make Tuesday as they ponder the 2010-11 calendar.
District staffers will present the board with two choices at its 7 p.m. meeting. With the first option, winter break would run from Thursday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan. 9. The last day of school would be Friday, June 10.
With the second, winter break would be from Dec. 23 to Tuesday, Jan. 4. The last day of school would be Tuesday, June 7.
The staff is recommending the first choice because it won the majority of support in a vote by employees and parents.
Both calendars have the first day for students set for Aug. 23. Thanksgiving break (Nov. 24-28) and spring break (March 14-20) are the same, too.
A note about dates that aren't flexible: The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests are considerably later than they were this year, with the writing portion slated for March 1-4 and the reading, math and science portions scheduled for April 11-21.
Students will then enjoy a three-day weekend, since Good Friday, April 22, means a day off from school in Hernando County.