Length of School Year

Teachers begin the school year on the Tuesday following Labor Day. Election Day and Brooklyn-Queens Day (the first Thursday in June) are for professional development; students are not present. The school year ends on the weekday before the last two weekdays of June. In addition, there are three recesses — winter, mid-winter and spring — as well as several holidays in the school year. Please consult the calendar as the school year can vary depending on when the holidays fall.

For more information, see Article 6C of the contract.

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