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The Balanced Calendar

A Balanced Calendar is an alternative way of constructing a school calendar year. In the strictest sense, a Balanced Calendar takes the days that children are in school and parses them out differently than the traditionally thought-of school year. In traditional calendars, students attend school for nine months (180 days) and then a three-month summer vacation (90 days). Balanced calendars break this up into different segments, but with total instruction time still of 180 days. Common balanced calendars are the  45/15 (45 days of instruction, 15 days of vacation); Normal holiday breaks are also incorporated into those calendars.


What is the Educational Value of Balancing the Calendar?

  • Continuous instruction and Learning

  • Less learning loss

  • Quicker intervention

  • Increased opportunities for planning and preparation

  • Higher attendance rates for students

  • Fewer teacher substitute days

  • Eliminates summer learning loss

 

 

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Balanced Calendar 2015-2016
Printable information on the Balanced Calendar
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Date: 3/2/2016
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Balanced Calendar FAQ Sheet
Information on the Balanced Calendar
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Date: 3/2/2016
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Balanced Calendar Implementation Plan
Roll out plans for the Balanced Calendar
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Date: 3/2/2016
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Balanced Calendar Survey Results
Survey results from Parents, Staff, and Community Members
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Date: 3/2/2016
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Balancing the Calendar
An Innovative Approach to Education By Superintendent Stiles Simmons
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Date: 3/2/2016
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BCS - Balanced Calendar
Printable information on the Balanced Calendar
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Date: 3/2/2016
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The Calendar Committee
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Date: 3/2/2016
Media Coverage

Interlochen Public Radio


9 & 10 News

MI State Legislature


Bill for year-round school passes Michigan House & Senate

House Bill 4295





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