Spring break schedule revamped for NASD schools

Published 12:09 am Saturday, October 12, 2013

NATCHEZ — Students in the Natchez-Adams School District might need to rethink their spring break vacation plans after an error was discovered in the district’s calendar.

The NASD Board of Trustees approved a correction to the 2013-2014 school calendar Thursday after realizing one of the five days allotted for spring break vacation was also a testing date.

The calendar listed March 24 through 28 as vacation days, but March 24 is a scheduled testing date designated by the Mississippi Department of Education. Dates set by the MDE are not flexible.

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In order for current contract days to remain the same, an alternate date had to be identified so teachers would not work beyond 187 days.

Adding a date at the end of spring break would put students attending school for 181 days. Mississippi law requires students attend school for a minimum of 180 days.

The board agreed to designate March 24 as a regular school day — rescheduling spring break to run from March 25 through 28.

President’s Day, which is Feb. 17, was added to the calendar as a school holiday.