Several Florida schools piloting year-round classes - The Midwesterner

February 09, 2024

Three Florida school districts are shifting some schools to a year-round calendar as part of a pilot program designed to test the possibility for all schools. Schools in Marion County, Alachua County, and Brevard County were selected to participate in a pilot program approved by lawmakers last year to test the concept of year-found schools over the next five years, according to the Oscala StarBanner. Traditionally, year-round schools begin in mid-July and alternate between 10 weeks of instruction and two seeks off, concluding in late May, according to the Gainesville Sun. The pilot program is only for elementary schools, and Wright and fellow board member Jennifer Jenkins suggested that might pose a problem for some. Other board members opposed that idea, and instead suggested the district should make year-round school optional for families that want it.