School Board Approves New Calendar

School Board Approves New Calendar
Posted on 07/28/2020

(Updated August 4, 2020) Tuesday afternoon, at a special meeting of the Flagler County School Board, Board members unanimously approved an updated Instructional Calendar. This comes a week after the Board voted to push the start date of the 2020-2021 school year to August 24th.
This updated calendar moves a couple of Teacher Planning Days later into the school year. This does not impact the start date for students, but it does change the beginning date for teachers and staff. It also shifts the last day of instruction for students from June 1st to June 3rd.
The updated calendar can be found below.

(Originally posted July 28, 2020) Tuesday afternoon, the members of the Flagler County School Board voted 4-1 to adjust the school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year, which includes delaying the opening of schools for students until Monday, August 24th.

Superintendent Cathy Mittelstadt proposed adjusting the start date to afford the schools and staff more time to prepare for a safe return to school.  This also allows the District to bring teachers and other staff on campus a little earlier so they can undergo additional training on new safety guidelines and learning options. Under the District’s Return to School Plan, families have three options: Face-to-Face instruction, iFlagler virtual school, or a Remote-Live option. Some of the early training will be to help teachers and staff adjust to the new learning environments.

The District’s Calendar Committee, comprised of union representatives, teachers, staff, and parents proposed an updated calendar for the upcoming school year. However, while approving the movement of the start date, the Board asked staff to look for opportunities to add additional teacher planning and professional development days spread throughout the school year.
The revised calendar can be viewed below, or by clicking this link. Updated 20-21 Calendar © 2019 Flagler County Public Schools.