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Lake County School District needs your opinion
on proposed new, earlier start of the school year
Florida schools can now start the year earlier and the Lake County School District wants to know how you feel.

Governor Rick Scott signed legislation this week that permits school districts to begin the school year as early as August 10. The current Lake County Schools calendar has August 24 as the first day of school for 2015-16.

Lake County Schools is conducting this survey to assist the calendar committee in making a recommendation on whether to revise the 2015-16 student calendar with an earlier start date, which would allow the first semester to end before the winter break.

An earlier start date also would provide additional instructional time for students prior to administration of state assessments.

All Lake County residents are invited to take the survey here. The survey will close at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Responses will be forwarded to the calendar committee. Committee members will use survey feedback to make a recommendation.

Lake County Schools is the 19th largest school district in the state of Florida, serving approximately 41,000 students across 45 learning sites including conversion charter schools and a virtual school.

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