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Board of Education approves 2020-21 school-calendar year

The Community Consolidated School District 89 Board of Education has approved the calendar for the 2020-21 school year. The approved CCSD 89 calendar can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/35t3KQZ

Image of 2020-21 calendar CCSD 89 students will start with a full day of attendance on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The last day of the 2020-21 school year will be Tuesday, May 25, 2021, if no emergency days are used. If all five emergency days are used, the last day would be Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Thanksgiving break will begin with a half day (morning attendance) for students on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, followed by conferences. The last day of classes before winter break will be Friday, December 18, 2020, and students will return on January 4, 2021. Spring break starts with a half day on Friday, March 26, 2021, and students will return on Monday, April 5, 2021.

Staff will start the 2020-21 school year with two days of preparation and professional development on August 17 and August 18, 2020.

The Board unanimously approved the calendar at the regular meeting on December 16.

Start date not aligned with Glenbard 87

For the 2020-21 school year, the start date for CCSD 89 will not align with Glenbard District 87. Over the past few years, Glenbard District 87 has moved up the start of its school year so students can finish finals before winter break. As the date has moved earlier, CCSD 89 families raised questions about whether the calendars need to be aligned. After sending a survey to all families in CCSD 89, the Board agreed to start approximately a week after Glenbard District 87.

 

Survey responses (521 families responded)  

Total responses

35% I would like the calendars to be aligned

56% I do not feel the calendars need to be aligned

9% no opinion

 

Families with students in both districts

52% I would like the calendars to be aligned

45% I do not feel the calendars need to be aligned

3% no opinion

 

Families who do not have students in both districts

28% I would like the calendars to be aligned

63% I do not feel the calendars need to be aligned

11% no opinion

 

Posted: December 16, 2019