The Bibb County school district is seeking community feedback through Monday on two calendar options for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years.
Under both options, Bibb County schools wouldnt operate on a year-round calendar this fall.
Last month, administrators presented a potential year-round calendar to board members, with students attending class for about 45 days, followed by vacations of about 15 days. Some board members said the district needs to move forward with the plan, in an effort to help boost student achievement. Others said it was too soon to put the idea in place for the 2013-2014 school year.
With one option, students would be on a traditional calendar in the 2013-2014 year with extended breaks over the school year, very much like in neighboring Houston County. School would start on August 1 and end for students on May 28. Students would get extended breaks in October and February, in addition to vacations during the week of Thanksgiving, as well as traditional holiday and spring breaks.
With the other option, Bibb County schools would operate on a traditional calendar during the 2013-2014 school year, class starting on August 8 and ending May 28.
For both options, the 2014-2015 calendar is on the same year-round schedule on the 45-15 model. Class would start for students on July 24 and end on June 17.
To view the two options and vote on them, visit the school districts website at bibb.k12.ga.us. The survey is open to the public until Monday.
Along with the public survey, the school district is also polling certified employees about the calendars.