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Oklahoma City public schools going year-round after unanimous vote

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: December 13, 2010 at 7:59 pm •  Published: December 13, 2010
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The Oklahoma City School Board voted unanimously tonight to have all public schools in the district go to a year-round educational calendar.

According to a press release, the change won't impact how many days students attend classes. What it will do is divide the summer break and disperse those days onto other breaks, such as winter and spring.

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer stated in the press release that the decision stems from meetings with parents and instructors on how to help students succeed in the classroom.

"This plan moves the district to a seamless educational calendar that will have a positive effect on student growth and achievement,” Springer said.

Sixty-nine educational sites will be affected by the change. Seven sites in the district are already on the year-round program, the press release stated.

Download the new school calendar