Although the McCracken County School Board will not vote on the district’s 2019-2020 school calendar until a second reading in December, proposed dates for the schedule were given Thursday night during its regular meeting.

The proposed schedule, if approved, may mean a longer Christmas break for McCracken students, staff and faculty in the 2019-2020 school year.

In the past, the McCracken County school calendar has consisted of opening day, closing day, four professional development (PD) days, four holidays, 176 instructional student days and one parent-teacher conference day, for a total of 187 days. This year, the school district is proposing an opening day of Aug. 5, closing day of May 22, two fixed PD days for Aug. 6 and 7, two flexible PD days on Jan. 2 and 3, four holidays — Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s — and a parent-teacher conference day on Nov. 26, with a total of 176 student days.

The proposed calendar would give students, faculty and staff at McCracken County Schools a full two weeks for Christmas break.

The school board will make the decision on whether or not to approve the 2019-2020 school calendar at its next meeting in December.

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