Flint Community Schools to adopt balanced calendar for 2019-2020 school year

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FLINT (WJRT) (12/19/2018) -- Students who attend Flint Community Schools will soon have a balanced school year, meaning they will have more shorter breaks rather than a long summer break.

School will begin Aug. 12 and conclude June 16 under the tentative balanced calendar schedule for the 2019-2020 school year.

The change will begin in the fall of 2019 and will make Flint the first urban school district of its size to adopt the balanced calendar districtwide.

Currently, Freeman Elementary is the only school in the district operating on a balanced calendar and has used that schedule since 2016.

The district says in the 2017-2018 school year, Freeman Elementary students showed improved reading and math scores, including over 50 percent of students in third through sixth grade meeting or exceeding their reading growth projections.

While the number of days students are in class remains the same, students start earlier in the fall and end later in the summer than a traditional school calendar. Students are in class for roughly 45 days straight before taking a 10 day break -- referred to as an intersession.

For more information or to enroll your child in Flint Community Schools call 810-767-6158.

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