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PISD plans shift from six-week to nine-week calender

PISD_HudsonParis Independent School District is planning to shift from six-week grading periods to nine-week periods next year.

“It’s time to give this a try. It fits better with our planning as far as curriculum,” Mark Hudson, deputy superintendent of curriculum and student services, told the PSID school board. “Our elementary folks are excited about it, as are our secondary folks.”

Trustees approved the new 2014-2015 school calendar Monday. The calendar has school starting on Aug. 25 and ending June 5. Students get a week off for Thanksgiving starting Nov .24. Winter break starts Dec. 22 and runs through Jan. 2. Spring break is scheduled for March 16-20.

The school year has traditionally been comprised of six six-week grading periods. The new plan has four nine-week periods. The semester break would still coincide with the winter break.

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