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Sorry, Kids: Another Day Added to Fairfax County Schools Calendar

Last day will be early dismissal.

Summer will wait one more day.
Summer will wait one more day.

Fairfax County Schools have a new last day of school: Wednesday, June 25.

The school board voted to add a day to the end of the 2013-14 school calendar as a makeup day for the 11th missed day of the year due to weather.

“This has been a unique and challenging year due to snowstorms both early and late in the season,” FCPS Superintendent Karen K. Garza said in a news release. 

"We understand that adding another day to the end of the school year is not ideal."

She said the consensus among teachers and principals was to add June 25.

FCPS’ adopted calendar for school year 2013-14 identified specific makeup days – February 17, April 7, June 23, and June 24.    The calendar approved by the School Board for the current year provided a plan for 10 makeup days.     The 11th snow day occurred on March 17, requiring the need for an additional makeup day.

The final day of school – June 25 – will be an early dismissal day for all students. 

D. Brown April 12, 2014 at 07:28 AM
Why bother? The books and supplies will be packed away. It is just a waste of people's time.
Rolling Thunder 2013 April 12, 2014 at 12:14 PM
@D. Brown. I thoroughly agree. Waste of time and money.
afsheri April 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM
Agree - what is the point? More money spent on opening for a few hours for zero productivity. Add some Saturdays to the schedule between now and then.

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