SURVEY: Starting School before Labor Day?*

Effective July 1, 2019, the General Assembly passed legislation that allows school divisions to start the school year up to 14 days before the September Labor Day holiday.

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Thank you in advance for your assistance as Suffolk Public Schools works to improve how we serve our students, families, and community. We appreciate your time.

Effective July 1, 2019, the General Assembly passed legislation that allows school divisions to start the school year up to 14 days before the September Labor Day holiday. Previously school divisions were required to apply for a waiver from the Virginia Department of Education which is no longer required under this new law. School divisions must still meet the state’s 180 school day minimum requirement but now have more flexibility regarding school calendars. The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the perceptions our Suffolk stakeholders have regarding this change and when they feel the school year should start.

Please note, all surveys are anonymous and your responses on this survey will be combined with that of other stakeholders. As a results no one will know your identity unless you include personally identifiable information in your open-ended comments.

Once again, thank you for participating in this survey.

The survey will close on August 31, 2019.

* Any change would not impact the current 2019-2020 school year calendar.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SPSLaborDaySurvey

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