In the future, the Arab City Schools calendar year will be approved for a three-year period.

“More and more, parents are calling us a year in advance about when fall break will be the next year, so we’re asking you to consider adopting the calendar in the future for a three-year period,” Arab Superintendent John Mullins told the board of education at its recent meeting.

Assistant superintendent Stacie Pace said that for the last few years, the calendars have been very similar with an increase in personnel voting in favor of having the fall break.

“Typically, our fall break is usually the second or third week in October and spring break is the third or fourth week in March,” she said.

Pace said the calendar is set up to hopefully have a break after every nine weeks of school.

“Due to the similarity, we’ll be trying to get the calendar schedules to you sooner so they can be approved in plenty of time for people to make their plans,” Mullins said.

“I like it,” said board member Kristy Thomas, a former teacher. “I think it’s a great idea.”

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