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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
CONTACT:  Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
305-995-2060

Miami-Dade School Board Approves Revised School Calendars

As a result of Hurricane Irma, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) had to cancel seven days of school last month.  Even with the loss of the seven instructional days, the District exceeds the minimum instructional hours required by the state in order to participate in the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP).  However, the loss of instructional time resulted in impacts to student learning and therefore adjustments to the school calendar were necessary to return this valuable time to students and teachers. Following are the changes to the calendars approved by the School Board today at its regular monthly meeting.


Five dates were converted to regular school days on the Revised Elementary and Secondary School Calendar -- 2017-18 and the Revised Juvenile Justice Center School Calendar -- 2017-18. The impacted dates are:


January 19, 2018 (previously a teacher planning day);

February 15, 2018 (previously a secondary early release day);

April 19, 2018 (previously a secondary early release day);

April 20, 2018 (previously a teacher planning day); and

May 17, 2018 (previously a secondary early release day)


Two dates were converted to regular school days on the Revised

Adult/Vocational Education School Calendar -- 2017-18. The impacted dates are:


January 19, 2018 (previously a teacher planning day); and

April 20, 2018 (previously a teacher planning day)


Attached are copies of the revised calendars.


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