Seminole County Public Schools
Florida

Action Item
1465

X.A 2013-14 Student Attendance Calendar

Information

Department:Human Resources/Professional StandardsSponsors:Director of Assessment and Accountability Tim Harper
Category:Calendar

Attachments

  1. 2013-14 Calendar Worksheets Block Version

Financial Impact

There is no fiscal impact to the District at this time.

Item Discussion

That the School Board of Seminole County adopt the 2013-14 Student Attendance Calendar.

Body

The Calendar Committee met on August 21 and 29, 2012 to develop a proposed 2013-14 academic year calendar that is educationally sound for students and considers the impact on family life.  By unanimous vote, the group is recommending a 2013-14 calendar similar to the 2012-13 academic year calendar.

 

School will begin for students on August 12, 2013, and end of May 28, 2014; first semester will end prior to the winter break.

 

Challenges associated with various state assessments throughout the year continue to be a consideration of the committee.  During the 2013-14 academic year, the assessment schedule will include End-of-Course (EOC) exams in U.S. History, Biology I, Algebra I, Geometry, and Civics. In addition to EOC exams, the calendar must accommodate continued testing using the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test® (FCAT).  The committee discussed other possibilities such as one full-week break at Thanksgiving, a mid-week start to the school year, beginning the school year later in August, maximizing instructional days prior to state assessments, and the ability to finish the first semester prior to winter break.

 

Members of the committee include:

 

Natalie Amento

Parent

Seminole County Council Parent Teacher Association

Tony Arena

Principal

Forest City Elementary School

Rebecca Bias-Smith

Teacher

Sterling Park Elementary School

K.T. Caldwell

President

Seminole Education Association

Dr. Deborah Camilleri

Coordinator

Assessment and Accountability

Nancy Cox

Parent

Seminole County Council Parent Teacher Association

Beth Dostal

Parent

Seminole County Council Parent Teacher Association

Kate Eglof

Principal

Millennium Middle School

Ginger Flynn

Parent

Seminole County Council Parent Teacher Association

Pamela Gaskill

Teacher

Winter Springs High School

Tony Gentile

Executive Director

Seminole UniServ

Boyd Karns

Director

Human Resources

Dr. Maria Katz

Principal

Partin Elementary School

Sam Momary

Principal

Hagerty High School

Tammy Potosky

Parent

Seminole County Council Parent Teacher Association

Cade Resnick

Teacher

Lyman High School

Donna Sloan

Teacher

Indian Trails Middle School

Tracey Wight

Teacher

Endeavor School

 

 

Meeting History

Sep 11, 2012 5:30 PM  The School Board of Seminole County Florida Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Dede Schaffner, Board Member
SECONDER:Karen Almond, Vice Chairman
AYES:Tina Calderone, Karen Almond, Diane Bauer, Sylvia Pond, Dede Schaffner