Spring break will come after Easter, there will be a full two-week break at Christmas time, and parent-teacher conferences will create a four-day vacation around Halloween.
Those are among highlights of the calendar for the 2014-15 academic year that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School Board approved Tuesday night.
The board gave the nod to so-called Option 2, which received support from about 65 percent of those who voted in a poll sponsored by CMS. Officials say 2,588 respondents favored Option 2, compared to 1,413 who picked Option 1.
The big difference between the two options was the timing of vacation around Easter.
Option 1 had the majority of spring break in the week before Easter, which falls on April 5 in 2015. Option 2 puts most of the vacation in the following week.
Here are key dates for the 2014-15 calendar:
Teacher workdays begin: Monday, Aug. 18.
First day of class: Monday, Aug. 25.
Labor Day break: Saturday, Aug. 30-Monday, Sept. 1.
Late-October break: Thursday, Oct. 30-Sunday, Nov. 2.
Veterans Day holiday: Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Thanksgiving break: Wednesday, Nov. 26-Sunday, Nov. 30.
Christmas break: Saturday, Dec. 20-Sunday, Jan. 4.
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: Monday, Jan. 19.
Teacher workday: Friday, Jan. 23.
Presidents Day holiday: Monday, Feb. 16.
Teacher workday: Friday, March 13.
Easter break: Friday, April 3-Sunday, April 12.
Memorial Day holiday: Monday, May 25.
Last day of classes: Wednesday, June 10.
Last day for teachers: Friday, June 12.
Makeup dates for bad weather (in order): Monday, Dec. 22; Friday, Jan. 23; Friday, March 13; Monday, May 25; Friday, April 10; Thursday, April 9; Wednesday, April 8; Tuesday, April 7; Thursday, June 11.
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