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2018/2019 school year set to begin midweek 6 days earlier; day off on Nov. 6 election day

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) students will start the 2018/19 school year on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. The new school year will begin earlier than usual, and start midweek – a change from the District’s traditional Monday start day.

The School Board of Broward County approved the 2018/19 school year calendar at its December 5, 2017, meeting, citing a midweek start an option that allows days for teachers and students to settle and organize.

Highlights of the 2018/19 school year calendar include:
• Election Day: Tuesday, November 6, 2018; No school for students – Teacher Planning Day
• Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 21 – Friday, November 23, 2018
• Winter Break: Monday, December 24, 2018 – Friday, January 4, 2019; and
• Spring Break: Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29, 2019
• Last Day of School: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The approved calendar also includes 10 teacher planning days, six early release days, and days designated for interim report cards, report cards, holidays and contingencies for up to five hurricane make-up days, if needed.

To view the 2018/19 school year calendar, visit browardschools.com/calendars.

David Volz
David Volz
David Volz has been a reporter for Hollywood Gazette since 2011 and has worked for numerous community news publications throughout South Florida over the past two decades including the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Miami Herald and South Florida Business Journal. He is a Professor in the Business department at Broward College and the editor of the Coral Springs Connection, an online community news website. He covers city government, schools, sports events, cultural activities, faith groups and workplaces.

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