The Fairfax County School Board voted Thursday to shorten the 2011-12 school year by two days. The board voted unanimously to set Friday, June 15, as the last day of school for students. Monday and Tuesday, June 18 and 19, will serve as teacher workdays.
"I believe that converting June 18 and 19 to teacher work days will be a better use of those two days," . "They will provide the teachers with much needed time to complete end-of-the-year assignments, school improvement planning, teacher planning and collaborative team planning and any other workload relief that can be accomplished."
The schedule for the rest of the school year, including graduation ceremonies, remains the same.