Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 3/16/2023 - 6:30 PM
Category: Old Business and Action Items
Type: Info/Action
Subject: Revisions to SY 2023-2024 Academic Calendars
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: IC/ID - School Year / School Day
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
File Attachment:
230316_Att1_2023-24 Academic Calendars Approved_211216.pdf
230316_Att2_Proposed Revised 2023-2024 SY Traditional Calendar_v2.pdf
230316_Att3_Proposed Revised 2023-2024 SY Modified Calendar_v2.pdf
Agenda Item Summary: The Calendar Committee recommended revisions from the March 2, 2023 Board presentation are as follows: • Maintain parent-teacher conference framework as originally approved on December 16, 2021. This conference schedule provides more time for conferences in the fall when meeting with families is most critical. Fall conferences take place over two non-instructional days. Winter conferences will occur on two early release student days. • Move the traditional calendar fall elementary full conference day from Thursday, November 2 to Monday, November 6. This prevents an isolated school day, where the students report to school for one day bracketed by non-attendance days. • Align traditional calendar elementary, middle and high school winter conferences and place on Thursday and Friday, February 15 and 16, to pair with the February 19, 2024 Presidents’ Day holiday • August 16 becomes a division-wide professional learning day at Samuel Tucker Elementary School in order to align with division-wide professional development no longer scheduled on August 18, 2023 • August 18 becomes a student attendance day at Samuel Tucker The remainder of the proposed revisions presented on March 2, 2023 remain intact: ● August 31 and October 12 become student attendance days ● The last day of school for students becomes Wednesday, June 12, 2024 ● August 18 becomes a school-based professional development day ● August 17 becomes a division-wide professional development day ● July 25 is confirmed as the first day of school at Samuel Tucker
Background: The 2023-24 Academic Calendar was approved by the ACPS School Board on December 16, 2021. Revisions necessary to correct two student attendance days were presented to the Board on March 2, 2023. Based on the feedback from the Calendar Committee, there have been some revisions to the March 2, 2023 recommended calendar.
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review and approve the recommended revisions to the SY 2023-24 Academic Calendars.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Kelly Carmichael Booz Moved, Member Willie F. Bailey, Sr. seconded to approve the Original motion 'The Interim Superintendent recommends that the School Board review and approve the recommended revisions to the SY 2023-24 Academic Calendars.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Meagan L. Alderton     Yes
Jacinta Greene     Yes
Dr. Michelle Rief     Yes
Kelly Carmichael Booz     Yes
Tammy Ignacio     Yes
Dr. Ashley Simpson Baird     Yes
Willie F. Bailey, Sr.     Yes