Considerations for Changing the School Calendar

March 12, 2021 • Cheryl Hoover

Considerations for Changing the School Calendar

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:

TASB School Law eSource

HRX articles

HR Library (myTASB login required)

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Cheryl Hoover is an HR consultant at TASB HR Services. Send Cheryl an email at

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