Keystone Oaks schools will begin classes Aug. 25, following approval of the 2014-15 academic calendar by school board members Thursday at their monthly business and legislative meeting.
District officials previously discussed the possibility of delaying the start of the school year to after Labor Day but that was ultimately decided against for a multitude of reasons including less preparation time for the standardized testing as well as the possibility of the school year being extended because of inclement weather, which could in turn impact family vacation plans for district families.
The calendar was approved by a unanimous vote of the Keystone Oaks Board of School Directors.
Some key dates in the 2014-15 academic calendar include:
First Student Day: Aug. 25, 2014.
Winter Recess: Dec. 24, 2014 – Jan. 2, 2015.
Spring break: April 2-6, 2015.
Last Student Day: June 11, 2015.
Kennywood School Picnic Day: June 24, 2015.