LA Unified board approves school calendar but only for one year
The LA Unified school board spent more than an hour last night, debating dates for the next three academic calendar years. Ultimately, the members decided to keep the schedule similar to this year’s — starting in mid-August with three weeks of winter break — but only for one year. The plan passed on a 5-2...
By Mike Szymanski | January 13, 2016
LASR poll results: No school until after Labor Day, most readers say
A plurality of LA School Report readers responding to an online poll want LA Unified to return to a tradition schedule, starting school after Labor Day in September, giving families an eight-week window for summer vacations in July and August. With 758 readers voting, over 41 percent chose the post-Labor Day schedule, which is what LA Unified...
By Craig Clough | October 6, 2015
An LASR Poll: Tell us what months kids should be in school
LA Unified is gathering public input on six different academic calendars it is considering for the years ahead. However, there have been technical glitches with its phone survey, and it isn’t clear when or if it will be completed. The stories here at LA School Report about the calendar options have attracted a high level of interest...
By LA School Report | October 2, 2015
5 weeks for summer break and 7 weeks for winter break? LAUSD considers it
An advisory committee studying options for LA Unified’s academic calendar are considering six different plans, and one them is a radically different approach that would shorten the summer break to five weeks and increase the winter break to seven weeks. In addition, the plan would potentially add a 20-day “winter intersession” for some students to...
By Craig Clough | September 23, 2015