Superintendent David Quattrone offered a draft 2015-16 calendar for the Board of Education to consider. As is typical for Bronxville, the school year begins with Labor Day and the last day for students is close to Regents Rating Day, which is set by the NY State Education Department. Vacations and conference days are then organized around the way holidays fall in any given year. The collective bargaining agreement with the Bronxville Teachers' Association calls for 182 days for students and 185 days for teachers, including three Superintendent's Conference Days. The contract further stipulates that school shall not begin prior to Labor Day, which is very late this year -- September 7th.
Quattrone stated he would have preferred to open school earlier for both students and teachers and described related options. Board comments focused on the desirability of a long weekend in the fall, facilitating college visits. Other factors are Election Day and the start of school sports prior to the school year. He said he would continue to review and seek feedback on the school calendar and bring the proposal back for Board action in March.