Chesterfield schools consider cutting into Christmas break

Posted at 8:53 AM, Mar 14, 2012

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - The latest proposed Chesterfield County School calendar extends Thanksgiving break for students, but cuts into winter vacation.

The county released its proposed 2012-2013 school calendar Wednesday morning.

It said input from teachers, parents and others led to following proposed changes:

  • Thanksgiving break will be extended one day to include the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Nov. 21 was previously proposed to be a three-hour early release day for students and school-based personnel.
  • Winter break will be reduced by two days with December 21 now being the first day of the holiday. The increase of two instructional days will be used to offset additional student holidays on Nov. 21 and Feb. 18.
  • Presidents Day on Feb. 18 will be a holiday for students and staff.
  • The three-hour early release day/school-based professional development or teacher workday on Jan. 30 will be eliminated.

The Chesterfield County School Board wants more input on the proposed calendar changes and is asking people to email comments to

Comments can also be mailed to Proposed Calendar, Chesterfield County Public Schools, P.O. Box 10, Chesterfield, VA 23832.

The board plans to vote on the calendar March 27.

Click here to see the entire revised 2012-13 Chesterfield school calendar proposal