Brevard elementary school could test a nearly all-year calendar. How it would work

Challenger 7 Elementary in Port St. John would start next school year in July if approved

WKMG6 | By James Sparvero | February 27, 2024

PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. – The Brevard County school board has a rough draft of a calendar that will help it decide if members want to hold classes at an elementary school in Port St. John for almost the entire year.

It would happen at Challenger 7 Elementary and if adopted, students would start next school year on July 22 instead of in August.

School would still end in May, leaving teachers and students one full month of summer vacation.

They would have off in June.

School Board Chair Megan Wright went to Challenger 7 when she was growing up and back then, the school had a similar calendar.

“I think it permits families the ability to travel on times where it’s not quite so busy,” Wright said. “I also think that it gives people a break. I mean, honestly, everyone comes back from a vacation refreshed and ready to go and year-round permits opportunities for that.”

The school year would still be 180 days.

PowerPoint presentation to board members Tuesday showed there would be two-week breaks in the fall and the spring.

Breaks for the holidays would be like the rest of the schools in the district.

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