2012-2013 School Calendar
FAQs about the proposed changes in the 2012-13 school calendar
Q. What does the calendar mean for teachers in terms of work adjustment days? Do we now have only 5 instead of 10?
Q. Why were only five employee work days reinstated this year and five next year? Why not 10 this year?
Q. Does this calendar change any start and end times for the school day in 2012-13?
2012 – 2013 certified staff work hours
Q. Is there no other solution than to take our mid-winter break?
Q. Is it not possible to return the work adjustment days to the faculty for Thanksgiving break instead of winter break?
Q. Why are the five days not added back to the beginning or end of the school year?
Q. Why take away two of our planning days that we were finally getting back?
Q. Why are only two of the added employee days instructional days?
Q. Would it be possible to have an option to not work those three professional learning days in February?
2012-13 proposed budget allows two school days to be reinstated
In a called budget workshop Tuesday, May 29, the Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education members saw “the light at the end of the tunnel,” as Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones, likes to say, when members learned that the financial condition of the school system would allow two school days and three professional learning days be added to the school calendar for 2012-13.
The change in revenue, that makes it possible to add back five days to employees’ work schedules, comes from several sources:
Jim Smith, Assistant Superintendent and CFO, said, “School system employees who work more than 180 days have had a total of 15 days cut from their work schedules over the past three years. For the 2012-13 school year, the previously adopted school calendar had 10 more days cut. “
“It is gratifying that careful planning and conservative spending by our leadership and every employee have paid off so that we are able to begin to reinstate school days in a manner that is sustainable financially.”
What's your preference?
The board of education proposes to restore some 2013 work days.
What is your preference for these three days? We have two choices.