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School Calendar Proposals Increase

The Cobb school board was presented nine different calendars on Wednesday.

Sorting through nine calendar proposals for the 2013-14 school year will occupy a good bit of the Cobb Board of Education's for the next couple of weeks.

That's how many different proposals were presented during Wednesday's work session. The board is expected to vote at its business meeting on Oct. 25, but the job of whittling down that list has become more complicated.

Board member David Banks and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa detailed their calendars prior to the work session.

Board member Alison Bartlett also has submitted a proposal (see attached PDF), as has a calendar committee created last year at the behest of Hinojosa, who said during the meeting he has no preference, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Deborah Davis Carroll October 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM
I spoke at the board meeting yesterday and suggested opening the process up to parents and authentically representing our vote, I also suggested a calendar that started with a balanced calendar next year, switched to a regular calendar and then back to balanced for the third year. I think this would be a workable compromise and allow us to ascertain what really works. The only serious controversy about the calendar is the Super Intendent's and Board Members continued efforts to sideline parents. We are the experts about how it all effects the children. - Deborah Davis Carroll

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