FALLBROOK – On June 11, 2012, the Fallbrook High School Board of Trustees approved the instructional calendars for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Both of these calendars have starting dates that result in the fall semester being completed prior to winter break.
During April and May 2014, two calendar committee meetings were held regarding development of the 2015-2016 instructional calendar. Two calendars were under consideration. One calendar mirrors the existing instructional calendar and the other calendar has school beginning one week later. This second option, still completes the fall semester prior to Christmas/winter break, and results in the school year ending one week later.
To make this type of change, Thanksgiving break would only be two days. Prompting the recommended changes are concerns about the adverse impact of the early August start to preparations for fall sports and the adverse impact of a May ending to the school year and conflicts with continuing spring sports competitions.
The current instructional calendar has 88 days in the fall semester and 93 in the spring semester. The above proposed changes would result in 86 days in the fall semester and 95 days in the spring. This nine (9) day difference matches pretty well with the amount of lost instructional time during the spring due to testing.
The following is the anticipated timeline for pursuing Board approval of the 2015-2016 instructional calendar:
Information to staff, parents, public, July/August 2014;
Information Item for Board of Trustees, August 11, 2014;
Calendar Committee Meeting, August 13, 2014;
Approval of Board of Trustees,
August 25, 2014.
Copies of the two proposed calendars under consideration can be acquired by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by going to the District’s website (www.fuhsd.net).