I noticed that winter break has been changed. Why did winter break change? This year winter break begins Monday, 12/25/17 running through Friday, January 5th. I don't think the district realizes that the majority of parenting plans their students have read.... "the first half of the child's vacation will be with be with Parent A beginning last day of school and ending Christmas at Noon. Parent B will have Christmas at noon until the day before school begins in January." This leaves one parent with no time with their children. Unfortunately, we have a high population of children who are being torn from one parent due to these legal agreements. It would be great if parents would never divorce and parents could work together for the benefit of the child but in today's divorced and blended families it's very difficult. I just spent $2000 to get my parenting plan aligned with my husbands so our blended family can be together and bam... I look and the district has completely changed the vacation time frame. I am looking an entire winter vacation without my children.
Can you point to the specific challenges or problems that have resulted in the need to increase early release days this year from the previous year's total of 9 to 12? Is next year's scheduled total of 12 concrete, or can parents and guardians expect another increase in these days and the burdens that they present if said challenges persist?