After a prolonged study weighing costs and data results, the proposal of 6 different options, much deliberating, negotiating, as well as the failed “telephonic survey” which attempted to capture parent input, the LAUSD School Board has decided the instructional calendar NOT for the next 3 years as anticipated, but for the 2016-17 school year only. And just what is their decision, you ask with baited breath?
Well, basically, it’s the same Early Start calendar as this year.
Because if after all the data drilling, surveying, bargaining, and deliberating you can’t make a decision, just delay it (again) and keep the status quo. (Insert emoji of your choice here.)
At least we have a decision and everyone can make plans.
Announcing the LAUSD 2016-17 Calendar:
First day of school Tuesday, Aug 16, 2016
1 week Thanksgiving Break Nov 21-15, 2016
Semester ends Fri, Dec 16, 2016
3 week Winter Break Dec 17, 2016- Jan 8, 2017
2nd semester begins Mon, Jan 9, 2017
1 week Spring Break- April 10-14, 2017
Last day of school Friday, June 9, 2017
(2017-18 and 2018-19 to be determined later.)
If you’re interested in learning the results of the District Survey from September, 2015, click HERE.
More than 58,000 parents and employees responded to the (glitchy) phone survey in September. Total responses from parents and employees (54,236) reflect elimination of duplicates and unverified responses.
On the first spreadsheet, according to the data listed LAUSD received 41,345 Survey Responses from Parents.
542,433 students are currently enrolled in LAUSD, according to its own Fingertip Facts. That’s not a high turnout by anyone’s standards.
By comparison, 7,684 Employees responded of 59,823 District Employees. (12.8% participation)
*Remember, the 101,060 students currently enrolled in Indie Charters are not impacted by LAUSD calendar decisions as those schools have the autonomy to create their own calendars.
Well the show is over folks, you can get on with it. At least for now. Stay tuned for the repeat engagement next year.