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The 2013-14 calendar for Greenville County Schools has been released, and includes the first day for students on Wednesday, August 21, and the last day on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
State law requires that school districts begin school no earlier than the third Monday in August, and the calendar must include 180 days for students and 190 days for teachers.
2013-14 holidays are: Labor Day, September 2; Thanksgiving Break, November 27-29; Winter Break, December 23 – January 3; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20; Presidents’ Day, February 17; Spring Break, April 14-18, and Memorial Day, May 26. The last three days of school, June 3-5, are half-days for students. Students will not attend school on Professional Development Workdays for teachers during the school year. Dates for 2013-14 are: October 17-18; and January 17.
Three school makeup days, in order of use, are: Makeup Day #1, March 7; Makeup Day #2, March 10; and Makeup Day #3, June 6. These days become student attendance days if days are missed earlier in the school year. Makeup days, not used, become school holidays.
The superintendent determines the school calendar after receiving recommendations from a calendar committee comprised of parents, teachers, principals, and district staff. The committee develops a recommended calendar based on input from parent groups, school faculties, and other employee groups.