There is currently a movement in the Alabama Legislature to propose a bill that would mandate a standardized calendar for all public schools. The proposed plan would require all public schools in the state to run from Labor Day to Memorial Day. This change has been proposed to increase tourism revenue in the state.
This idea takes all autonomy away from local school systems and makes it much more difficult for school systems to do what they feel is best for their students, staff, and stakeholders. It will drive students into private and charter schools due to the burdens on time these proposed calendars would place on families.
Please join with us to send the Legislature a clear message that this type of plan is not needed or wanted in Alabama and that it will fix none of the problems we face in our schools today! Sign our petition and help us keep control of school calendars local, where that control belongs!