Cheshire students will continue to enjoy a week off in February after a proposal to drop the winter vacation week was a bust with parents.
When the Calendar Committee first formulated its 2013-14 Cheshire Public School calendar, it eliminated the February vacation in response to all of the snow days that were necessary to take this year.
But once it posted that proposed calendar on the district's website, the response from parent wasn't good so a second revision resurrected the vacation.
It was that revision that the Cheshire Board of Education approved Thursday night.
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The approved calendar also carries forward Veteran's Day as a school day, which was piloted this year to rave reviews.
The February vacation is scheduled for Feb. 17-21, 2014, and the April vacation is the 14-18. Because it encompasses Good Friday, which automatically a day off, that vacation only uses four vacation days.
School will start for students on Thursday, Aug. 29, while teachers will spend Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of that week in professional development. So students will be back in the classroom two days before Labor Day.
School is scheduled to end June 13, 2014 barring any extension due to snow days. This year the last day of school has been pushed out to June 21 because of the need to make up snow days.
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