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Clark County students to start 2017-18 school year two weeks earlier

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Posted at 3:59 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 20:49:26-04

Students in the Clark County School District will begin classes two weeks earlier than the traditional start date beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

The early start date was approved by the Board of School Trustees at its March 23 meeting.

As a result of the new school year calendars, parents are advised that the first day of classes for all CCSD schools will be Aug. 14. The move to an earlier start date also means that the school year will end earlier and the last day of classes will be on May 22.

These changes will be in effect for all CCSD schools as the remaining 15 schools that are currently operating on year-round schedules, will be converted back to nine-month schools.

The primary reason for the conversion to an earlier start date is to allow students to complete testing prior to Winter Break, rather than testing shortly after students return from the two-week break.
 
CCSD will begin taking online registrations for the 2017-18 school year on April 17. For parents who do not have computer access at home, a computer station will be available in the office where their child attends school.

To view school year calendars for the 2016-17 through 2019-20, visit ccsd.net/calendar.