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Considerations for Changing the School Calendar

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District leaders considering school calendar revisions should first consider the effect on teacher contracts and pay and review available resources.

Some districts might be considering adding instructional days to this year’s calendar or adding optional summer programs to provide more time for instruction due to concerns about students’ learning loss during the pandemic. Other districts may be thinking about revising next year’s calendar to start earlier, implementing an intersessional calendar, or creating a full-year design.


TASB has several resources available that can help district leaders think through key considerations, including:

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Cheryl Hoover
Cheryl Hoover

Cheryl Hoover joined HR Services in 2018. She assists with staffing and HR reviews, training, and other HR projects. During Hoover’s public school career, she served as an executive director of curriculum and principal leadership, executive director of human resources, principal, assistant principal, teacher, and coach.

Hoover earned her bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Austin and obtained her master’s degree from Texas State University. She is a certified PHR.

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