I heard many complain about school starting so early this year in Kingsport, here is your chance for input on next year's calendar. Do you want a Fall Break? Don't miss this opportunity to express your opinion:
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KINGSPORT – Kingsport City Schools is offering staff, parents and students the opportunity to express their preferences for the 2010-2011 school calendar through an online survey.
The survey allows parents, staff and students the opportunity to submit input regarding the start of school, length of fall break and other issues related to the school year. Additional questions have been added this year to gauge interest in alternative school calendars, including non-traditional calendars, extended school days and a lengthened school year.
The Kingsport Board of Education will consider the results of the survey during their November 19,2009 work session. The Board is expected to make a decision on the final school calendar during their December 3, 2009 school board meeting. Survey results will be collected until Friday, November 13. A computer will be made available at each school for parents to fill out the survey if they do not have access to a home computer.
For more information on the school calendar survey, please contact the Kingsport City Schools Community Relations Office at (423) 378-2123
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