The Board of Education (Board) believes that public schools are strengthened when communities are actively engaged in the education process. In support of this belief, the Board is committed to providing advisory committees which allow interested community members to serve and to provide input to the Board in the following areas:
Calendar Committee – Makes recommendations of a school calendar to the Board with the goals of maximizing consistent instructional time for students, opportunities for professional growth for teachers and increasing student achievement.
The members of the Calendar Committee shall be appointed by the Board. Membership of the Calendar Committee shall be limited to no more than 20 members inclusive of a variety of stakeholders such as:
- PTA Council of Frederick County
- Frederick County Teachers Association
- Frederick County Administrative and Supervisory Association
- Curriculum Specialists
- Research, Development & Accountability representative
- Board representative
- Community members
The Executive Director of Public Affairs shall serve as a staff liaison to the Board and will nominate Calendar Committee members for Board approval.
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Calendar Committee Meeting Video
View a playlist of Board Committee meetings on our YouTube channel.
Calendar Committee Members for 2023-24 School Year
Kevin Cuppett, FCPS - CII - co-chair
Eric Louérs-Phillips, FCPS - Public Affairs - co-chair
Liz Barrett, FCPS BOE
Arlene Perkins, Community Member
Amber Duong, Parent - THS Feeder, Staff
Dana Barlow, Parent - UHS Feeder
Dana Nardone, Parent - WHS Feeder
Deborah Gilmartin, FCPS - SASI
Ellen Fowler, Parent - BHS Feeder
Ivette Vichot-Taboas, FCPS - Teacher - UES
Jason Miller, Parent - LHS Feeder
Jennifer Sunday, PTA County Council
Jeremy Brown, FCPS - Teacher - LHS
Kristine Pearl, FCPS CTE Supervisor
Laura Donohoe, Parent - OHS Feeder
McKenzie Mollica, Student - OHS
Michael Bunitsky, Community Member
Missy Dirks, FCTA
Tekia Crawford,Parent - FHS Feeder
School Year 2023-24 Calendar Feedback
The Board of Education is seeking public review and feedback on the draft academic calendar for the FCPS 2023-2024 school year.
The calendar feedback form and calendar are online at www.fcps.org/calendarcomments.
The final date for completing the feedback form is Friday, December 3. Calendar Committee members presented the draft calendar at the Board's October 27 meeting. The Board has requested public feedback before acting on the calendar at a future meeting.
Based on direction received from the Board of Education, the committee created a draft 2023–2024 school year calendar that starts school for students Wednesday, August 9, and ends, without snow days, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. If all snow days are needed, the last day of school for students is Wednesday, May 29, 2024.
Calendar Committee members include FCPS parents, teachers, administrators, community members, a student and others. They based their recommendations on maximizing instructional time for students, legal requirements and feedback from representatives of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council of Frederick County, the Frederick Association of School Support Employees, the Frederick County Administrative and Supervisory Association, the Frederick County Teachers Association and the public.
Visit www.fcps.org/calendar to read how the school calendar is determined.