School Calendar for 2019-2020 Offers Long Winter Break

School leaders are opting for a longer winter break next year.

The Loudoun County School Board last night adopted its calendar for the 2019-2020 academic year, and chose what it labeled Option B. That calendar provides a 10-day winter break, from Dec. 23-Jan. 3, but requires the school year to stretch to Tuesday, June 9, to make up for those extra days off.

Students’ first day of school will be Thursday, Aug. 22, a week and a half before Labor Day, and teachers are required to report to school for the year on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Beth Huck (At Large) said the majority of the emails she received from parents and teachers favored Option B. “I don’t love the idea of coming back for two days at the end of June,” she said, referring to the last day of school falling on a Tuesday. “But the longer holiday is always nice.”

Joy Maloney (Broad Run) cast the one dissenting vote. She said most of her constituents favored Option A.

See details of the adopted calendar (Option B) here.

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