Year-round School Comments Due

Today is the deadline to submit public comments on year-round school.

In an effort to learn more about a “balanced calendar” or year-round approach to school, the Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, in Room 216 of the Capitol. The committee will hear from Corinth School District superintendent Dr. Lee Childress about that district’s experience with a year-round calendar, as well as representatives from the Mississippi Department of Education and the Southern Regional Education Board.

The public is invited to attend, and those who can’t make it in person can watch the livestream here. The recording of the meeting will be available for later viewing on the Legislature’s YouTube channel.

A year-round calendar typically does not add days to the school year. Rather, the calendar is adjusted to include longer, more frequent breaks throughout the year with a slightly shorter summer break than is provided with a traditional calendar.

The Senate committee encourages you to submit public comments on the year-round school concept.
All public comments must be submitted in writing to kishee@senate.ms.gov by 4:00 p.m. today, Monday, November 2.

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