Students, employees getting a full week off at Thanksgiving

The Christian County Board of Education voted Thursday to add two days to the holiday break.

Students and district employees will get a full week of vacation at Thanksgiving following a vote by the Christian County Board of Education that adds two days to the holiday. 

“We wanted to show our appreciation to our teachers, staff and students for all the hard work everyone has done so far this school year,” school board Chairman Tom Bell said in a press release from Superintendent Chris Bentzel’s office. “It’s important for our school families to take the full week to be with their home families and give thanks.”

At a special meeting Thursday afternoon, the school board voted unanimously to include Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week in the holiday break. Previously, the district calendar had a three-day break for Thanksgiving. 

District officials called the extended break an expression of “Give Thanks” for employees and students “in recognition of helping the CCPS community adapt to the new school normal.”

“The extra two non-education days for CCPS students will not require additional student attendance days to be added to the 2021-2022 school calendar,” the release states. “In the event of inclement weather, CCPS has one available ‘snow-day’ and, if required, can utilize NTI days.”

Here’s a copy of the revised school calendar. 

Students, employees getting a full week off at Thanksgiving

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