Balanced Calendar information

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Balanced Calendar information

The Olympia School District is part of a regional group, including some other Thurston County school districts, that is in the beginning stages of exploring the concept of a balanced calendar.

 

An OSD Citizens Advisory Committee focused on balanced calendar generally meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, May 18, 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom.

 

Meeting agendas, summaries and the Zoom meeting link are posted on the Citizens Advisory Committee Balanced Calendar webpage. The page also includes links to resources shared during the meetings, as well frequently asked questions. 

 

What is a balanced calendar?
A balanced calendar would modify the traditional 180-day school calendar to keep the learning process continuous. Instead of a calendar dominated by a very long summer break, students would have more periodic, longer breaks throughout the school year and a shorter summer break. Students attending schools that follow a balanced calendar receive the same number of instructional days and hours as those who attend schools that follow a traditional calendar.