State offers five calendar options for school year


The disruption COVID-19 has caused to schools is likely to continue into the new school year, and the state Education Department is asking school leaders to begin planning for it.

Schools should adopt multiple calendars, one primary and others as contingencies, to adapt to the unfolding public health situation, according to recently updated guidance from the department.

Here are five calendar options schools are asked to consider:

• An early start to the school year, to reduce the summer learning loss and to maximize time in school before a possible virus resurgence in the fall.

• An ...

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