Year-round School Hearing at 1 p.m. Monday

Tomorrow, Monday, at 1 p.m., the Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on year-round school.  The public is invited to attend either in person in Room 216 of the Capitol or virtually via livestream. The video also will be available for later viewing on the Legislature’s YouTube channel.

The hearing is an opportunity for legislators and others to learn more about a “balanced calendar” or year-round approach to school. Attendees 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. 

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.

Please join us in thanking our Senate leadership for providing in-person and virtual means for the public to learn more about this important subject. Together, we’ve got this!

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