What exactly is the “balanced” or year-round calendar?

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What exactly is the “balanced” or year-round calendar?

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01/11/2006 – If the Williamson County School Board approves the proposed year-round calendar, classes would begin on July 24 and continue to Sept 29. A two week “intersession” would then take place and classes would recommence October 16. Winter break would be December 18 to January 3. Spring break would be March 12 – 23 and the last day of classes would be May 23. The WCS page showing the calendar is here. The number of days students spend in class does not change from the present calendar. But the overall school year is longer. The year-round calendar shortens the summer of 2006 by three weeks by starting on July 24 rather than Aug. 14. There are three additional weeks of no classes during the school year – two in the fall and one in the spring. Additionally, it appears that the school year ends a week later than it would on a traditional calendar (May 24 vice May 27).