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2017-18 Calendar Survey

The calendar survey is now closed.  We would like to thank everyone for their input.  The feedback we recieved was especially helpful.  Of the 940 responses we recieved, 43.72% selected option 1 and 54.47% selected option 2. The board of education will meet on Monday, January 23, 2017 to examine the survey results and make a final decision.

2017-18 Calendar Results

The Ashland Independent Schools is seeking input from the staff and community on the 2017-2018 school calendar.  Please take a moment to review the following two options.  Then, cast your vote for the calendar that best meets the needs of your school and/or family. 

Option 1 - start date of 8/23/17

Option 2 - start date of 8/16/17

Calendar Highlights:

Option 1:
Mandatory PD- Aug. 21
Opening day for teachers- Aug. 22
First day for students- Aug. 23
Labor day- Sept. 4
Flexible PD- Oct. 6
Thanksgiving Break- Nov. 20-24
Flexible PD- Dec. 22
Christmas Break- Dec. 25-Jan. 2
MLK- Jan. 15
Flexible PD- Feb. 19
Spring Break- April 2-6
Election day- May 22
Last day for students- May 25
Closing day for teachers- May 29
*The first semester goes into January, but the 9 weeks are even.

Option 2:
Mandatory PD- Aug. 14
Opening day for teachers- Aug. 15
First day for students- Aug. 16
Labor day- Sept. 4
Flexible PD- Oct. 6
Thanksgiving Break- Nov. 20-24
Christmas Break- Dec. 21-Jan. 2
MLK- Jan. 15
Flexible PD- Feb. 19
Flexible PD- Mar. 16
Spring Break- April 2-6
Last day for students- May 21
Election day/Closing day- May 22
*The first semester ends in Dec., but second 9 weeks are short.

Click here to complete survey.

The survey will be available from January 3 - January 17.  Once the survey window is complete the results will be shared with the school board and they will decide which calendar we will use for the 2017-18 school year.  The school board makes the ultimate decision regardless of survey results





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