It was a majority vote that decided the Alcorn School District's upcoming student calendar.

Superintendent Bill Brand said all district employees including teachers and administrators were presented with three different schedules for the 2020-21 school calendar. He said all district staffers were encouraged to respond in the massive poll to help decide when session should take place in the new year.

"They were presented with an A, B and C schedule," said Brand. "And B won."

There are only a few noticeable changes to the schedule compared to the current year. One includes a later start date for the fall semester and one less student day off around Labor Day weekend and Fall Break.

The required 180 days of instruction will begin for students on Aug. 5, with staff development occurring July 30 through Aug. 4.

Students will get Labor Day off on Sept. 7, as well as Fall Break on Oct. 9-12 and Thanksgiving break from Nov. 23-27.

Christmas break is two weeks and will begin with a 60% student and staff day on Dec. 18. Staff returns on Jan. 4, with students heading back to school on Jan. 5, to begin the spring semester.

Off days in the second half of the year include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, President's Day on Feb. 15, Good Friday on April 2 and Good Monday on April 5.

Spring Break is set for March 8-12, while a 60% student day is set for May 21, as the last day of school.

Each year, the district allots four days for potential weather make up days.

Staff Writer

Zack Steen was first hired in 1999 as a junior in high school to work in the Daily Corinthian design department. After several years away, he returned in 2014 as staff writer. He's married to the love of his life Brandy and they have 5 wonderful fur-kids.

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