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New school calendar coming in Dec.

The Fayette County school calendar for the 2014-2015 school year is still a work in progress. With more than 1,000 suggestions on the two draft calendars, the Fayette County Board of Education Monday night agreed to have school system staff take those suggestions and re-work the calendar.

Superintendent Jody Barrow said the school system had received more than 1,000 responses and suggestions on the two draft calendars. Barrow recommended that staff work on the calendars to combine the best features of both and bring a proposal back to the school board in December.

School system spokesperson Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said key features of the calendars include no furlough days for employees, a fall break in October, end of first semester by the holiday break and school attendance days within the state assessment window.

One of the draft calendars would have school beginning on Aug. 4 and ending on May 22, while the other has the first day of school on Aug. 11 and the last day on May 29.

Both calendars will maintain a 180-day schedule. And both calendars will include no furlough days, canceling the two furlough days currently in effect. Those two days will become the teacher planning days.

The potential for repealing the furlough days has been discussed recently by the school board and could be voted on in early 2014.

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