Breaking News: School Board Approves 2015-16 Calendar, Three-Week Winter Break

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By Paulina Michael

The 2015-2016 school calendar has been approved by the administration. School is scheduled to start on Aug. 11, 2015 and end May 26, 2016.

The new changes consist of a longer winter and spring break. Winter break will be three weeks long, instead of the usual two weeks, from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan. 8, 2016. Spring break will also be slightly longer,  from March 25 to Apr. 1, 2016.

Most people seem to be happy about the longer winter break.

“People may have grumbled about the calendar, but you guys will have a real vacation and it would’ve been extra work last year. Next year you’ll have a clean break, so you have to look at the positives,” English teacher David Klingenberger said.

“I’m happy for extra days, the more days we get off, the better,” junior Calvin Cadet said.

Sarah Govis contributed to this article.