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Township Students End School on June 20 Next Year

The Board of Education announced the revised school calendar at Thursday's meeting.


In order to end school earlier next year, the Board of Education made some changes to the originally proposed school calendar, including taking away some holidays.

For a look at the revised calendar, click here.

The first day of school is now on Sept. 4 and students have off on the 6th for Rosh Hashanah. Instead of having a full President's Weekend, students and staff have off for only President's Day on February 17.

A half-day was added on Dec. 23, but fall break in November was kept in tact, Superintendent Dr. Robert Zega said, understanding that families plan vacations during that week.

"June 20 is better for the students," he said. "Especially in high school where not all classrooms are air conditioned."

Zega added that he hopes now that the calendar is set, it will not go through changes throughout the year, depending on the weather.

The Board announced they are already working on the 2014-2015 school year.
karada35 July 03, 2013 at 10:54 AM
It is wrong to change the first day of school from 9/9 to 9/4 just two months before school starts. What about the families (such as mine) who have vacation plans for the week of 9/4? Whatever the reasons, these should have been considered before publishing next year's school calendar, or at the very least shortly thereafter - not now! Changing the first day of school at this point is ridiculous.
Karen Nagy July 03, 2013 at 12:33 PM
My only concern is when Woodbridge Twp will have after care for students during the half day sessions. Isn't that when most parents need the help!!!!
Mother of 2 July 29, 2013 at 02:34 PM
The schools should have the after-care programs started as soon as school starts. Thank goodness the YMCA doesn't charge extra for after-care on 1/2 days if your child is already enrolled in the after-care program.

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