Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 12/14/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Old Business and Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: School Year 2024-2026 Academic Calendars
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: IC/ID - School Year / School Day
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
231214_Att1_2024-2025 Academic Calendar_Traditional_v1.pdf
231214_Att2_2024-2025 Academic Calendar_Tucker-Modified_v1.pdf
231214_Att3_2025-2026 Academic Calendar_Traditional_v1.pdf
231214_Att4_2025-2026 Academic Calendar_Modifiied_v1.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: The proposed 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 Academic Calendars prioritize student attendance and staff retention. New features include:

● Shift from one and a half days for parent-teacher conferences in the fall and winter to two full days in the fall (one month apart) and one day in the winter
● Early-release days limited to the last week of school
● Addition of Veterans Day observance as a holiday for students and staff
● Coupling of Teacher Work Day and Professional Development Day at the end of the first semester
● Increased 5-day instructional weeks for students
Background: The calendar committee convened 19 members in fall 2023 to make recommendations to the superintendent based on regulations provided by the Board on June 15, 2023. The committee prepared a three-year academic calendar outlook. The first two years are for Board adoption; the third year is for Board information and review.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic calendars.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Kelly Carmichael Booz Moved, Member Christopher Harris seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Superintendent recommends that the School Board approve the 2024-25 and 2025-26 academic calendars.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Kelly Carmichael Booz     Yes
Tammy Ignacio     Yes
Christopher Harris     Yes
Dr. Ashley Simpson Baird     Yes