Common school calendar efforts stalled

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A year-old Vermont law to put the state on a common, statewide school calendar is not being implemented and is being criticized as too rigid, but efforts to fix it appear to have stalled.

One result of the current system is that as spring vacation ends for students today in Bennington, Newport and some other parts of the state, it will be just getting under way in Chittenden County.

The impetus behind the 2007 school calendar law was to help schools coordinate efforts on online learning for students and professional development for teachers, and to ensure that all the schools in a technical high school’s service area would be in session at the same time.

But a committee appointed to create the calendar determined the job couldn’t be accomplished, amid complaints that the new law was too rigid.

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