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School Board approves 2017-18, 2018-19 school year calendars

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UPDATE: Dec. 6, 2016 - The School Board voted unanimously (5-0) today to approve the proposed calendars for school years 207-18 and 2018-19. The link below goes to the draft calendars as recommended by the committee; those calendars are now official.

Click here to see the approved 2017-18 student calendar.

Click here to see the approved 2018-19 student calendar.

Here is the original news release:

SARASOTA COUNTY, Oct. 18, 2016 – The proposed calendars for the next two school years were presented at the regular meeting of the Sarasota County School Board Oct. 18. They are being advertised to the public via the school district website. Members of the public are encouraged to comment on the proposed calendars via email to The deadline for submitting comments is 4:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11. 

The 11-member Sarasota County Schools calendar committee that developed the proposed calendars will consider any public comments and present final proposed calendars to the School Board, which is expected to vote on whether to approve the calendars at its meeting at a regular meeting at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, in School Board Chambers at 1980 Landings Blvd. in Sarasota. The calendar committee is made up of teachers, parents, school and district administrators and support staff.

The committee recommended that school in Sarasota County start Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, and end Thursday, May 24, 2018. The following school year, the start day would be Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, and the last day of school would be Friday, May 24, 2019.

In both years, the earlier start date would mean that first semesters and related exams at high schools will be completed before the winter break. The schedule for both years also would end the school year before the Memorial Day weekend. 

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