Dr. Jerry Weast
Superintendent of Schools
Montgomery County Public Schools
Dear Dr. Weast (and all BOE members),
I am writing on behalf of the MCCPTA executive board
regarding your upcoming discussion about the 2005/2006 MCPS School
Calendar. We would like to make a few
suggestions for changes to the proposed calendar. Starting school prior to Labor Day continues
to be a source of concern for many of our parents. Please consider making
consider changing the Professional Day scheduled for
The proposed January schedule includes 3 Monday closings. Many of our working parents will have off January 2nd and January 16th because of scheduled holidays. We suggest changing the January 23rd professional day to either Friday January 13th or Tuesday January 17th, thus allowing for an extended weekend.
would like to suggest changing the Spring Break to
The copy of the draft 2005/2006 calendar, that Mr. Bower’s office forwarded to us for our input, did not include any proposed half days or the schedule for adding additional days. We would like to request a copy of the completed 2005/2006 Calendar as quickly as these dates have been identified. We continue to advocate that copies of proposed/draft calendars for the 2006/2007, 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 school years be shared with our organization at your earliest convenience this year.
Thank you for soliciting our comments and we sincerely hope that you will consider our input and institute our suggested changes.
CC: Larry Bowers