Fayette County School Board amends 2022-23 instructional calendar

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Posted at 9:47 PM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-08 09:54:58-04

(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.

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.