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Closing Schools for Thanksgiving Week Added to School Board Meeting Agenda

Viera, FL -- A new agenda item to close the entire district for the week of Thanksgiving has been added to Wednesday's Special School Board meeting.


Currently, teachers and students are off Wednesday - Friday that week, with the remaining district employees off that Thursday and Friday.


Superintendent Dr. Mark Mullins has advocated for the change as a way to give staff and families more time with loved ones during what has been a challenging first few months of the school year.


This unique possibility only exists because of the dedication of BPS staff and our families who have faced a COVID-19 surge at the start of the school year and had to deal with the nationwide worker shortage. This is also made possible by the fact that we do not have any hurricane school days to make up. 


The change to the school calendar needs to be approved by the School Board.


Please know that we are getting this information to employees and families as soon as possible because we are aware that the timing of this change in a school calendar impacts the lives of tens of thousands of people.