Search
Pin It
Favorite

Summer School 

Education: New school calendar for Vermont?

kidsbeat2-1.jpg

Some Vermont students may soon have less time to laze in the summer sun. Consistent with national trends, public schools in Chittenden, Grand Isle and Franklin counties are considering a school calendar reorganization plan. The new schedule would have shorter summer vacations but extended midyear breaks, called "intersessions." According to Chittenden South Supervisory Union superintendent Elaine Pinckney, the goal is to more evenly distribute students' learning while minimizing "summer boredom" and the educational slippage that occurs when kids are away from class for too long. But don't cancel your vacation plans yet — assuming parents approve the switch, it won't be adopted before the 2014-15 school year.

School Calendar Reorganization Plan: If approved, classes would begin on August 20 and end on June 19, with intersessions every seven weeks.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines....

Readers also liked…

More by Ken Picard

camps central

YMCA Camp Greylock

YMCA Camp Greylock

Ferrisburgh, VT

A co-ed day camp for kids entering 1st – 7th grade, Camp Greylock is an outdoor learning and adventure camp that takes full advantage of its Lake Champlain shoreline and 287 acres of green and wooded natural beauty. Greylock is located at Kingsland Bay State Park on Lake Champlain in…(more)

other camps » learn more »

The Kids Beat

Top Viewed Stories