(LEX 18) — The Fayette County School Board has unanimously approved an amended version of the 2022-23 instructional calendar.
The change now makes fall break a week-long, from October 3 to Oct. 7, 2022.
The last day of the school year will now be May 26, 2023.
Tonight, our Board unanimously approved an amended version of the 2022-2023 instructional calendar that would include a week-long fall break from October 3 to 7, 2022, and move the last day of school to May 26, 2023. pic.twitter.com/lfwdVmbyBm
— Tyler Murphy (@TylerMurphyKY) March 1, 2022
Fayette County Public Schools shared that last fall, many people reached out to Superintendent Demetrus Liggins about the district’s established practice of having a two-day fall break, suggesting instead that the district consider a week-long break.
To gauge community sentiment, a calendar survey was conducted in December and January. More than 68% of the nearly 8,000 individuals who participated were in favor of the extended break. Additionally, given the choice between a week off in October or a week off at Thanksgiving, the earlier fall break was the most popular option.