The School Board voted on June 26 to lengthen the current shortened Monday schedule for elementary schools to a full instructional day after receiving feedback from parents and teachers.
FAQs on Full-Day Mondays (pdf) - Updated 7/23/2014
Parents and teachers were invited to complete a survey on this proposed change.
At its May 28 and June 16 work sessions, the Board heard the results of a working group composed of 23 members, including principals and central office staff, whose charge was to review the current practices for scheduling students at the elementary, middle and high school levels, and then, make recommendations to Superintendent Karen Garza that will improve effectiveness and efficiency. Several recommendations to lengthen Mondays were shared with the School Board, including providing 20 minutes of recess each day within the regular elementary schedule and providing additional resources and policy flexibility at the elementary level to increase teacher-directed planning time. In addition, the School Board heard from the working group reasons to switch from the 180-day calendar to the 990-hour option for meeting state accreditation requirements. This change will eliminate the need to add snow makeup days to the end of the school year.
Elementary Master Schedule (School Board meeting, 6/26/14)
FCPS Master Schedule - (School Board work session, 6/16/14)
Recommendations to FCPS Master Schedule and Annual School Calendar - (School Board work session, 5/28/14)
October 16, 2014