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Change is Coming to the Public School Calendar

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GREAT FALLS -

Parents, you're about to see some big changes in your students calendar. For years the school year started basically the same here in Great Falls.

"Well traditionally we start before Labor Day, we usually have 3 days of school and then a 3 day break and then 4 days of school and then 5 days,"says Superintendent Tammy Lacey.

Now every kid on summer vacation's dream is coming true as the Great Falls Public School's calendar committee will extend this years break an extra week.

"So every year we have a calendar committee that gets together that's made up of teachers, parents, community members and administrators and we look actually 2 years out so this really happened a year ago. and we look at the calendar and we look at input from a verity of folks, so for the last several years prior to last year we have had lots of parents to really look at starting after Labor Day,"says Lacey.

This will cause the summer break to move a week later into the month of June. Superintendent Lacey says this move will be very beneficial to our school staff.

"It allows us for our staff development it gives us another week of opportunity in August to prepare with more training for staff during that August time,"adds Lacey.

This change will only effect this next years school year's summer vacation.

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