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Next school year begins Aug. 6

Members of the Washington Washington County Board of Education approved a calendar for the 2013-2014 school year during their Feb. 7 meeting.
The recommendation came from a Calendar Committee made up of teachers, administrators and board members. “We look at the pros and cons of start dates, testing needs and holidays,” Director of Schools Ron Dykes said. Three options were submitted to teachers and administrators for a vote, and the one receiving the most votes was brought to the board. Calendar Committee Chair David Hammond said the main differences between the options are start and end dates for the school year and the dates for fall break.
The approved version, which will be posted on the school system’s website, includes a start date of Tuesday, Aug. 6, and an end date of Friday, May 23, 2014.