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Who We Are

The Coalition For a Traditional School Year is a nonprofit, grass roots 



coalition of parents, teachers, administrators and businesses concerned 



about the negative impact the early August school start date and the 



year-round school calendar have on our children, families and teachers. 



The Coalition For a Traditional School Year is dedicated to providing 



grass roots assistance across the nation to families and teachers 



who are fighting bloated school calendars and year-round school 



in their area. 

Our Beliefs

We believe the non-traditional school year interferes with learning that 

         

takes place outside the classroom walls. Bloated school calendars, 

         

extended-year calendars and year-round school calendars limit the time 

         

teachers have to update skills and earn advanced degrees, reduce 

         

student working experiences and interfere with many families' ability to 

         

spend quality time together. Most importantly, these calendar experiments 

         

provide no additional class time for our students and offer no proven 

         

results. It is our firm belief that increased student academic performance 

         

is due to the dedication and knowledge base of teachers and importance 

         

the family places on education, not the configuration of a school calendar. 

         

Families and teachers -- not calendars -- teach children.

Our Mission

Our primary mission is to serve as a help center for parents and teachers 

         

fighting bloated school calendars, early school start dates and year-round 

         

school. We feel that arming parents, teachers and other opinion leaders with 

         

the facts and case studies is the best way to fight the battle against school 

         

calendar experiments. We also serve as a clearinghouse for information 

         

and research related to school calendar issues and we strive to promote 

         

public awareness and understanding of all the issues related to 

         

alternative school calendars. 

         

         

         
FOR MORE
INFORMATION:
The Coalition For A Traditional School Year at 210-559-5277
or email us at
SchoolCalendarCoalition@gmail.com