New School Calendar for Houston County Schools

By: Deborah Tuff
By: Deborah Tuff

Starting next year, Houston County schools will be starting one week later.

Federal law prohibited the system from starting early because of the No Child Left Behind Act.

If a school doesn't make yearly progress in specific academic areas, parents have the option to put their child in another passing school.

However, with Houston County starting a week earlier than everyone else, this wouldn't give parent's time to make that change.

Students will start school a week later, but could possibly have their thanksgiving or Christmas break cut short.

A committee will soon decide what holidays will be shortened.

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