I am pleased to share that we have finalized the 2016/17 school calendar. As I shared last
our previously scheduled Spring Break conflicted with the Michigan
Department of Education’s SAT college entrance exam date for high school
juniors. Due to this, we had to make adjustments to the calendar to
ensure that we provided our students with every opportunity to be
successful on the SAT.
You can find the full 2016/17 school calendar at http://goo.gl/KzHv2S. I have highlighted the changes to the calendar below.
- 2016/17 Spring Break, Monday, March 27, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017
- No School, Friday, April 14, 2017, “Good Friday”
- School in session, Monday, April 17, 2017
Livingston Educational Service Agency sets a Common Calendar that each
of the five school districts in the county must follow for their Winter
Holiday and Spring Breaks. The new 2016/17 school calendar is aligned to
the common calendar. Additionally, the Livingston Educational Service
Agency has revised the Common Calendar for the next five years to ensure
that there will not be a conflict between our scheduled Spring Break
and the SAT date in the future. You can view the five-year Common
Calendar at http://goo.gl/RGm1Pv.
The school year calendar is an
item that is negotiated as part of the collective bargaining agreement
with the teachers’ union, the Howell Education Association. I would like
to thank the Howell Education Association for their collaboration on
revising the 2016/17 school calendar. I would also like to thank each of
you for your patience and understanding throughout this process.
Erin J. MacGregor
Howell Public Schools