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Where YRS flunked the test


State-by-state list of districts 
that rejected school calendar change

-----Compiled by Billee Bussard. Last updated Aug. 6, 2009
                                               (See: Newest entry: Polk County, FL drops last YR school)

This page will be constantly updated (as time allows) as new information surfaces about school districts that rejected the year-round calendar.  We have a huge backlog of names still to be posted, a project that has been delayed because of family illnesses.

The year-round calendar/balanced calendar is not as popular as its proponents contend. Evidence is found  in a growing state-by-state list (below) of school districts, identified here as either  TAR or CAR  districts.

      1) TAR - tried and rejected  - Districts that got stuck with YRS experiments, then returned to a traditional calendar or reduced the number of YRS.......and..... 

       2) CAR - considered and rejected - Districts that wisely steered clear of YRS after studying the facts. 

This  state-by-state list  is a  work in progress. We have hundreds more school districts to post. It is clear  from the research we have compiled  already that the year-round calendar is not as popular as its promoters would lead you to believe.  The number of schools and school districts that tried a year-round (or balanced/modified) schedule  and returned to a traditional calendar plus the number of schools that studied or considered calendar change but rejected the idea far exceeds the number of schools using a year-round calendar today.  

Information provided here has been compiled from one or more sources including news media accounts,  book notations, direct contacts with school districts and accounts by officers and  founders of  the National Association For Year-Round Education. A list of districts that tried and dropped year-round school  is found in only two early  NAYRE directories, but not subsequent editions.

We preface the information provided here  with these concerns and clarifications about the sources of information: 1) The list relies heavily on information in NAYRE  directories, which have been found to contain some conflicting and questionable numbers. We have not had the time or resources to call and confirm all those districts indicated as having dropped year-round schools through a cross reference of information in NAYRE directories. On numerous occasions we have found errors in the NAYRE directories.  2) Some CAR districts may have tried YRS at a later date, even after recommendations against doing so by a  school district study committee. 3) "No. of Schools" is listed  only when there is some number reference either from media accounts, NAYRE directories or other printed accounts. So some entries will have no listing for "No. of Schools."   If you are aware of  additions or corrections that should be made to this list, please send your e-mail notification to: bussardre@aol.com

 Source Glossary:  NAYRE - from cross referencing the annual directories of the National Association For Year-Round Education or from other NAYRE reference material; Glines - found in accounts by Don Glines; Hermanson & Gove - from a book by Hermansen &  Gove; McLain - from a book and  papers by John McLain. (All of the authors are founders of NAYRE).
(NOTE: We are way behind in our postings due to time demands related to ailing family members.)

School or School District

No.  of  Schools

 TAR        or  CAR

Alabama

At the beginning of school year 2001-02, 10 Alabama school districts with a total of 45 schools were using a year-round calendar, according to the National Association FOR Year-Round Education.   Six of those districts implemented the year-round calendar district wide.  An analysis of Stanford test scores in  the five school districts that have been on a year-round calendar for at least three years finds the year-round calendar failed to deliver on promises of academic improvement.  Most scores in most subject areas declined in  the  five districts since the switch to  a year-round calendar.  Test scores for one of those districts,  Alexander City, can be found on the "What's New" page of this website.
ANNISTON CITY SCHOOLS - A committee was appointed in 1997 to consider a switch to a year-round calendar, but by the 2001-02 school year no Anniston schools were YR.--Anniston Star, July 29, 1998; NAYRE directory

CAR

BIRMINGHAM - Since the early 1990s, the district had been considering YRS, but finally shelved the idea in response to parent objections. Birmingham had been incorrectly listed as a YRS district beginning with the 1993-94  NAYRE directory through the 1996-97 directory. --2001 telephone interview with school official.  The Birmingham News, Oct. 10, 1997

22

CAR

BUTLER COUNTY - Board members voted against YRS in 1996.--Montgomery Advertiser 1998

CAR

DECATUR -A proposed switch to YRS got nowhere. As of 2000-01, no schools were YR. --Decatur Daily, Nov. 20, 1997; NAYRE

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CAR

GUNTERSVILLE - In 1997, the Guntersville City Board of Education backed off a proposal for YRS, citing cost factors. As of 2000-01, no schools were YR. --The Huntsville Times, Dec. 17, 1997; NAYRE

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CAR

HARTSELLE - YRS was proposed in 1997, but as of  2000-01 school year, no schools were YR. --Decatur Daily, Dec. 18, 1997, NAYRE

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CAR

HOUSTON COUNTY - Dothan dropped one of its elementary YRS, but seven remained as of 2001. --NAYRE

1

TAR

MARSHALL COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. - A proposal in 1997 would have included recruiting neighboring counties. As of 2000-01, no Marshall schools were using a YR calendar.. --Huntsville Times, Aug. 12, 1997; NAYRE

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CAR

PIEDMONT CITY SCHOOLS - A committee studied YRS, but as of the 2001-02 school year, no Piedmont schools were YR.--Anniston Star, July 29, 1998; NAYRE directory.

CAR

SCOTTSBORO - The system began a three-year evaluation of YRS in 1997, but as of the 2001-02 school year, no schools were year-round.--The Huntsville Times, Dec. 17, 1997; NAYRE directory.

CAR

 

School or School District

No.  of  Schools

 TAR        or  CAR
Alaska
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Arizona

CIBECUE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Experiment begun in one school in 1991 was dropped -- NAYRE

1

TAR

HUMBOLDT - Three schools have dropped the YR calendar since experiments began in 1983. One YR school remains.--NAYRE

3

TAR

MESA - The one school that tried YR in the 1990s dropped it. --NAYRE

1

TAR
MOBILE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT - The one school that tried YR in the 1990s dropped it--NAYRE 1 TAR
ROOSEVELT, PHOENIX - Experiments with YR begun in the 1970s dropped. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
PHOENIX - Various accounts say YR school was tried then dropped in the 1970s and later in the 1990s. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
SCOTTSDALE UNIFIED - Three schools tried and dropped YR. The experiments began in 1995. Following parent objections to early school start dates, the district pushed start date to mid-August, though parents had pushed for a date closer to Labor day. --"Schools OK a later start,"  Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic, Oct. 8, 2003;  NAYRE -- TAR
SUNNYSIDE, Tucson - Experiment tried in the 1970s was dropped. In 1995,  a single YR school program was reinstated. -- NAYRE -- TAR
TRIBAL, Coolidge - The experiment in a single school begun in 1993 was dropped. --NAYRE 1 TAR
YUMA - Nine Yuma Elementary District 1 schools dropped the YR calendar in response to parent objections. The calendar had been in place since the early 1990s as a means to improve education, but the district never produced data to show any academic benefit of a YR calendar. --The Yuma Daily Sun, July 31, 1997

9

TAR

YUMA UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 70 - Parents and teachers turned thumbs down to year-round school at Cibola High School. Roadblocks to continuing education for teachers and summer job interference were among the reasons cited.  --The Yuma Daily Sun, Jan. 28,  1994

1

CAR

Arkansas

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School or School District

No.  of  Schools

 TAR        or  CAR

California

EDITOR'S NOTE: The trend in California is a return to the traditional school year, after decades of using a multitrack year-round calendar to address overcrowding problems and using a single track year-round calendar so families with children attending different schools could keep them on the same track. See:
Trend turns toward traditional schedule, by Joe Tone, The Record, July 13, 2004 at: http://www.recordnet.com/daily/news/articles/071304-gn-7.php

Also See: ACLU Suit on California Schools Near Resolution by Duke Helfand and Cara Mia DiMassa, Los Angeles Times, July 7, 2004 at:
http://www.latimes.com/news/education/la-me-williams10jul10,1,3881810.story?coll=la-news-learning

   Ten percent of the nation's 651 school districts listed in the 2000-2001 NAYRE directory represented those California school districts with a single YRS program in place. State law at the time required that at least one school in a district be  year-round  in order for that district to receive state funds for future construction. 
   Over the last three decades, California has housed as much as 80 percent of the nation's YRS population largely because of severe overcrowding problems that are addressed with a multi-track schedule. As this incomplete list reflects, many California districts drop the  year-round calendar  after new facilities are built.
ABC, Cerritos - Experiment in the 1970s dropped. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
ALUM ROCK UNION ELEMENTARY - Experiments begun in 1992 dropped. --NAYRE 6 TAR
ARCADIA - District began experimenting with YR in 1988, then dropped YR in the high  school. Two schools remained YR in 2000. --NAYRE 1 TAR
BANNING UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Experiments begun in 1990 were dropped. No YR schools remain as of 2000. -- NAYRE 2 TAR
BASS LAKE, Oakhurst - At least three schools dropped YR after trying it, the earliest in 1990. One remained YR as of 2000. --NAYRE 3 TAR
BEAR VALLEY - The district has been in and out of YRS several times, beginning with experiments in the 1970s. In 1991, YRS was revived in several schools, then dropped in four. By 2000, seven schools were still YR. --NAYRE; Glines 4 TAR
BERRYESSA, San Jose - Experiments in four schools, which began as early as 1973, were later all dropped. --NAYRE; Glines 4 TAR
BURTON ELEMENTARY,  Porterville - Experiments began in 1980s with two schools dropping the calendar. Only one remained YR by 2000.  --NAYRE 2 TAR
CABRILLO,  Half Moon Bay - Experiments begun in 1970s dropped. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
CAJON VALLEY, El Cajon - Experiments begun in 1973 and eventually spread to 17 schools were all later dropped.--NAYRE; Glines 17 TAR
CARLSBAD CITY - The district dabbled in YRS in the 1970s, then abandoned the calendar. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
CARMEL UNIFIED - The one school that tried YR in 1989 later dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
CENTRAL ELEMENTARY, Rancho Cucamonga - YRS experiments begun in 1990s later dropped in three schools. --NAYRE 3 TAR
CENTRAL UNION - YRS trial begun in 1992 in one high school and one middle dropped. --NAYRE 2 TAR
CENTRALIA ELEMENTARY, Buena Park - the single school that began YR in 1993 dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
CHINO VALLEY - Tried YRS in the 1970s in two schools, dropped it, then revived YRS  which was in 17 schools as of 2000. --NAYRE; Glines 2 TAR
CLAREMONT - Tried YR in one school beginning in 1973, then dropped it.--NAYRE; Glines 1 TAR
COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY - Tried YR in one school beginning in 1996, then dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
CONSTELLATION COMMUNITY - Tried YR in one school beginning in 1995, then dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
CORONA NORCO - Tried YR in the 1970s and later dropped it. The failed experiments included two high schools. YR was reinstated in the 1990s, with 24 schools gone YR by 2000. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
COTATI-ROHNERT, Rohnert Park - YR school begun in 1973 spread to eight schools, which all later dropped it. --NAYRE; Glines 8 TAR
CUTLER-OROSI UNIFIED - Tried YR beginning in 1993, and later dropped calendar in all schools. --NAYRE 3 TAR
CYPRESS - Dropped all YR schools that began in 1970s, then resumed a year-round program in 1993 in a single school. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
EL MONTE ELEMENTARY -  Tried in three schools beginning in 1983 and later dropped--NAYRE -- TAR
EL RANCHO, Pic Rivera - Tried YR in 1970s and dropped. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
ESCONDIDO - Tried YR in 1970s, then dropped it but resumed the calendar in 1990. Three schools were YR in 2000.--NAYRE -- TAR
ETIWANDA ELEMENTARY -Began  YR  in 1992, then dropped it the two experimental schools. --NAYRE 2 TAR
EXETER UNION ELEMENTARY - Began YR in the 1990s, but dropped the calendar for its middle school. Three schools were YR in 2000. --NAYRE 1 TAR
EXETER UNION HIGH -  Three schools have dropped YR since implementing it middle and high schools beginning in 1997. Two schools remained YR as of 2000. --NAYRE 3 TAR
FALLBROOK UNION DISTRICT - Tried YR beginning 1991, then dropped  in two experimental schools. -NAYRE 2 TAR
FARMERSVILLE ELEMENTARY - Began YR in 1991 then dropped.--NAYRE 3 TAR
FOLSOM-CORDOVA,  Folsom - YR began in 1991, and at one time eight schools were YR. All had  dropped the calendar by 2000. --NAYRE 8 TAR
FRESNO - Numbers of YR schools seesawed since experiments began in the 1970s. At least two elementary and a high school tried YR and dropped it. But as of 2000, 26 schools were on YR. --NAYRE 3 TAR
FOUNTAIN VALLEY - Tried YR in 1973 in one school, then dropped it.--NAYRE; Glines 1 TAR
GOLDEN PLAINS UNIFIED - Tried YR in a single school in 1988 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
HACIENDA-LAPUENTE - Began YR in 1986 and since dropped it in a high school and middle school. One school remained YR in 2000.--NAYRE 2 TAR
HANFORD ELEMENTARY - Began YR in 1992, then dropped in all four schools, including two middle and one high school.--NAYRE TAR
HESPERIA UNIFIED - Began YR in 1973, but dropped it in three high schools and two middle schools. As of 2000, 11 schools were still YR.--NAYRE 5 TAR
JURUPA, Riverside - Tried YR in 1970s, dropped it; then  again in 1993 and dropped it.--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
KERMAN UNIFIED - Began YR in 1990, then dropped it  in all schools. --NAYRE 3 TAR
KINGS CANYON JOINT - Began YR in 1988, dropped it in the high school. Four schools remained YR in 2000. --NAYRE 1 TAR
KONOCTI UNIFIED, Clearlake - Began YR in 1990s, and dropped in all 8 schools. --NAYRE 8 TAR
LAKESIDE,  San Diego County - Tried and dropped YR in the 1970s. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
LAKESIDE, Kings County - Tried and dropped YR in the 1970s. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
LAKESIDE, Hanford - Tried and dropped YR in the 1970s. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
LAKE TAHOE - Tried and dropped YR in the 1970s. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
LEMOORE UNION ELEMENTARY - Began YR in 1992, then dropped in all schools. --NAYRE -- TAR
LIBERTY, Visalia - Tried and dropped YR in the 1970s. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
LINDSAY UNIFIED - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it in all three schools.--NAYRE 3 TAR
LODI UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Began YR in 1985, dropped in in one middle school, but 38 schools were YR as of 2000.  However, by 2003, the district was moving away from the YR schedule to a modified tradtional year "as quicly as funding and classrom space allows, said Robert Gire, coordinator of child welfare and attendance....The only reason a campus might remain on year-round now is that the enrollment numbers won;t allow the switch back," --See: "Mateca Unified to re-examine year-round" by Abbie Dutcher, The Record, Sept. 28, 2003.; NAYRE 1 TAR
LONG BEACH -Began YR in 1988, dropped one YR high school, but 25 schools were YR as of 2000.--NAYRE 1 TAR
LOS ANGELES - Began YR in 1974 to address overcrowding. Various media accounts and information from NAYRE directories indicate that as many as 546 schools had either tried and dropped YR or when given the option to choose, voted to return to a traditional school year. As of 2000, there were 225 LA schools using a YR schedule, and the numbers were expected to mushroom because of severe overcrowding. --NAYRE; Los Angeles Daily News, June 8, 1993 546 TAR
LOS BANOS UNIFIED - Began YR primarily for overcrowding reasons in 1985, but dropped it from the  middle school when new school construction enabled a return to a traditional calendar, according to Philip Wedlake Jr., the assistant supt., educational services. Overcrowding may again force the middle school back on a multi-track calendar, Wedlake said.  As of the 2000-01 school year, 4 elementary schools remained YR.--NAYRE, Philip Wedlake, Assit. Supt. Los Banos Unified 1 TAR
LYNWOOD - Tried YR  twice and dropped it entirely both times. The first round began in 1976, and the two YR schools were  later dropped. The second round began in 1991, but as of 2000, all six schools (including a high school and middle school) had returned to a traditional school year. --NAYRE; Glines 8 TAR
MADERA UNIFIED -  BEGAN YR in 1976 but dropped it in the single school. (Revived YR in 1985 to address overcrowding, and 9 schools were YR in 2001-02 school year). --Glines, NAYRE 1 TAR
MANTECA UNIFIED - As new schools open in the 2004-05 school year, the district planned to return a number of schools placed on a YR calendar in 2000-01  because of school overcrowding to a traditional calendar. --"District mulls year-round education," Aaron Swarts, San Joaqui Bureau, Tracey News, Oct. 17, 2003 -- TAR
MARIPOSA COUNTY UNIFIED - Began YR in 1988,then dropped it.  --NAYRE 2 TAR
MARYSVILLE JOINT UNIFIED - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it in all three schools.--NAYRE 3 TAR
MILLBRAE - Began YR in 1970s then dropped it. --Glines -- TAR
MILPITAS - Began YR in 1970s then dropped it.--Glines -- TAR
MOJAVI UNIFIED - Began YR in 1992, dropped it in one school, but three remained YR as of 2000.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MORONGO VALLEY,  29 Palms - The district's YR school numbers seesawed in the 1970s, but as of 2000 there were no more YR schools.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
NEVADA UNION  Grass Valley - The district's YR school numbers seesawed in the 1970s, then all were dropped; then YR was revived again in 1985 with 2 schools on YR as of 2000.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
OAKDALE JOINT UNION,  Oakdale - Began YR in 1990, dropped one middle school, but three YR schools remained as of 2000.--NAYRE 1 TAR
OAKLAND UNIFIED,  Oakland - Began YR in 1973,  dropped it in three schools, but nine YR elementary schools remain as of 2000..--NAYRE 3 TAR
OCEANVIEW,  Huntington Beach - Tried YR in a single school in 1972, then dropped it--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
OLD ADOBE,  Petuluma - Tried YR in 1970s and dropped it. --Glines -- TAR
PAJARO  VALLEY,  Watsonville - The district has been in and out of YR. It dropped all schools begun in the 1970s, then resumed YR in 1992, with six schools on YR as of 2000.--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
PARLIER UNIFIED - Began YR in 1990, then dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
PETALUMA JOIN UNION HIGH -  Began YR in 1995 then dropped it in all three schools.--NAYRE 3 TAR
PITTSBURG UNIFIED - Began YR in 1994 in one school then dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
ROMONA UNIFIED -Began YR in 1985 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
REDDING ELEMENTARY  - Began YR in 1997 then dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
REDLAND UNIFIED - Began YR in 1989 then dropped two YR  middle schools, but eight schools remained YR as of 2000.--NAYRE 2 TAR
RIALTO UNIFIED  - Began YR in 1981, but dropped it in one middle school. As of 1981, 17 schools remained on a YR calendar.--NAYRE 1 TAR
RICHMOND UNIFIED - Began YR in 1984 and later dropped it in all four schools.--NAYRE 4 TAR
RIM OF THE WORLD,  Lake Arrowhead - This school district has been in and out of YRS. It dropped the program begun in the 1970s, then resumed it in five schools in the 1990s and dropped those. By 2000, no schools in the district were YR.--Glines; NAYRE 5-plus TAR
SACRAMENTO -  Tried YR in 1966 in one high school but dropped it--Hermansen and Gove. 1 TAR
SADDLEBACK VALLEY, Mission Viejo - Began YR in 1988, and dropped  it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
SALINAS CITY ELEMENTARY -  Began YR in 1990, then dropped one school but three remained YR as of 2000.--NAYRE 1 TAR
SAN JUAN, Carmichael - Began YR in 1974, dropped it in six schools but five remained YR by 2000.--Glines; NAYRE 6 TAR
SAN LUIS COASTAL,  Obispo - Tried YR in 1984 and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
SAN MARCOS UNIFIED -  Began YR in 1993, dropped one school but 12 remained YR as of 2000. --NAYRE 1 TAR
SAN RITA, Salinas - Began YR in 1978 and later dropped its two YR schools.--Glines; NAYRE 2 TAR
SANTEE -  Began YR in one school in 1972 and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
SAUGUS - Began YR in 1975 and later dropped it from all 10 schools.--Glines; NAYRE 10 TAR
SOLEDAD - Began YR in 1977, but dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 2 TAR
SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT JOINT UNIFIED - Began YR in 1990 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
SOUTHSIDE, Hollister - Began YR in 1976 and dropped its sole YR school.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
SOUTH WHITTIER,  Whittier - Began YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
SNOWLINE JOINT UNIFIED, Phelan - Began YR in 1990 then dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
STRATHMORE UNION ELEMENTARY - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
SULPHER SPRINGS - District tired  YR in the 1970s, dropped it and then revived it in 1991 in one school which remained YR as of 2000.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
TEHACHAPI UNIFIED  - Began YR in 1989 but dropped it in one school. Four schools remained YR as of 2000. --NAYRE 1 TAR
TEMECULA VALLEY UNIFIED -  Began YR in 1994, but later dropped in all 17 schools. --NAYRE 17 TAR
TERRA BELLA UNION ELEMENTARY -  Tried YR in 1992 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
TRANQUILITY UNION HIGH -  Tried YR in one school in 1988 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
TULARE CITY ELEMENTARY - Began YR in 1990 and later dropped it in all schools.--NAYRE 3 TAR
UKIAH UNIFIED - Began YR in 1990 and later dropped all four YR schools.--NAYRE 4 TAR
VACAVILLE -  Began YR in 1970s and dropped one school but two remained as of 2000.--NAYRE; Glines 1 TAR
VALLEJO - Began YR in 1973, but dropped it from 6 schools and then added others. As of 2000, there were14 school still on YR--NAYRE; Glines 6 TAR
VENTURA UNIFIED - Began YR in 1976, but dropped it in the middle school. As of 2000, 5 schools remained YR. --NAYRE 1 TAR
VISTA UNIFIED - The district tried YR in the 1970s, dropped all YR schools but then resumed YR in 1990. As of 2000, 21 schools were YR --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
WEST CONTRA COSTA UNIFIED - Began YR in 1984, but dropped one elementary. Four schools remained YR as of 2000. --NAYRE 1 TAR
WILLIAM HART, Newhall - Began YR in 1970s but dropped all.--NAYRE -- TAR
WINTON ELEMENTARY -  Began YR in 1992, but all schools later dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
WOODLAKE UNION ELEMENTARY - Began YR in 1992 but all schools later dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
YUBA CITY - YR school enrollment has seesawed since the district first used the calendar in the 1970s. After all school dropped it, the district resumed YR in 1992. Since then, at least one middle school has dropped YR, but five other schools remained on the calendar as of 2000..--NAYRE -- TAR
YUCAIPA, Calimesa Unified - The district had seven schools on YR as of 2000, but dropped one high school from the calendar.--NAYRE 1 TAR
     
     

 

School or School District

No.  of  Schools

 TAR        or  CAR
Colorado
ADAMS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT 12 - The board dropped a proposal to use a YR calendar to address overcrowding in response to parent opposition.--Delivery Post, Jan. 5, 1996, Denver; NAYRE       --   CAR
AURORA - Having used a YR calendar since 1987 mostly to address overcrowding, the district's YRS numbers shrank from a high of nine YRS schools to one elementary YRS by  2000-2001 in response to parent objections.  Middle school parents began lobbying against YRS in 1997, presenting the school board a petition with 1,000 signatures demanding return to a traditional school year.  --NAYRE 2001 & The Denver Post, June 4, 1997

8

TAR

BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT - In 1993, parents persuaded school board members  of the state's fourth largest school district  that YRS was not a solution for overcrowding. --Montose Daily Press, June 11, 1997

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CAR

CENTER SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION - Proposals for YRS that emerged after two staff  members attended a NAYRE convention in 1997 had not  materialized by 2001.  --The Valley Courier and NAYRE

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CAR

CHERRY CREEK - The number of schools has seesawed since Cherry Creek began the YRS in 1972. Though some schools remain on YR as of 2001, at least 6 have tried it and dropped it over the years.--NAYRE & MEDIA

6

TAR

COLORADO SPRINGS -Colorado tried YRS in 1973, then dropped it in eight schools, but revived it in 1996 to address  overcrowding. Two schools remained YR as of 2000.  - NAYRE

8

TAR

CRESTED BUTTE - In 1999, Crested Butte school officials voted to start school after labor Day, putting an end to the possibility for a year-round calendar that had been proposed for many years. A parent survey supported the post-Labor Day start. --Pilot, Crested Butte, Co., March 12, 1999; NAYRE

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CAR

FALCON - Program begun in 1991 was dropped. --NAYRE

6

TAR

GUNNISON - In 1999, Gunnison school officials voted for an official post-Labor Day school start, putting an ed to proposals for YRS. --The Chronicle Pilot, March 12, 1999; NAYRE

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CAR

JEFFERSON COUNTY - Thirteen years of year-round school, begun in 1973 to address overcrowding, produced no educational gains or test score improvements. The negative experience with year-round schools resulted in passage of two bond issues to build more schools, one in 1985 for $88 million and one for $325 million in 1992. --The Denver Post, February 12, 1995; The Osceola (Florida)  Sentinel, Jan 31, 1993

50

TAR

MESA COUNTY VALLEY, GRAND JUNCTION - Program begun in 1981 was abandoned. --NAYRE 

2

 TAR

SCHOOL DISTRICT 51, MESA COUNTY - Fruita Monument High School, converted to a YRS in 1995 because of overcrowding, returned to a traditional year in 1998 after a bond referendum for new school facilities was approved. --Montrose Daily Press, June 11, 1997

1

TAR

MONTROSE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT RE1J- The school board, responding to parent pressure, voted 5-1 against using YR to address overcrowding --MONTROSE DAILY PRESS, JANUARY 29, 1998 

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CAR

THOMPSON SCHOOL DISTRICT - A committee studied converting schools to YR after staff members returned from a NAYRE convention in 1997, but none in the district had gone YR by 2001. --Daily Reporter-Herald, March 28,1997 and NAYRE 

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CAR

 

School or School District

No.  of  Schools

 TAR        or  CAR
Connecticut
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Delaware
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District of Columbia
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School or School District

No.  of  Schools

 TAR        or  CAR
Florida
BAY COUNTY - The modified calendar, "poorly explained and incompletely researched in Bay County,"  according to columnist Steve Bornhoft, got support from parents in a 8 of 15 schools surveyed. Three tried it in 1995, but all dropped it. --The News Herald, Panama City, December 4, 1994

3

CAR

BREVARD COUNTY - The YR experimental schools begun in the 1970s were abandoned. In 1991, the  county again tried YR in a few schools but two have since returned to a traditional school year.  --Glines and NAYRE directories

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TAR & CAR
BROWARD COUNTY - Because of parent objections, the YR school movement has been contained to a few schools since it was introduced in 1993. Three schools have switched back to a traditional year, including a middle school.  --NAYRE directories

3

TAR

CITRUS COUNTY - Began YR in 1996, but dropped it in two schools. One school remained YR in 2000.--NAYRE 2 TAR
CLAY COUNTY - A three-year plan to try YRS single track in five schools was scrapped after the first year because of parent  complaints about the adverse impact on family life and summer traditions.   --The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 1995

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COLLIER COUNTY - Began YR in 1992, but by 2000 no schools remained on YR.--Media, NAYRE -- TAR
DADE COUNTY - Dropped all YRS, first implemented in 1969. A task force considered YRS again in 1994, but rejected the idea and deemed it "too disruptive." In 1993, Dave gave schools the option to use YR, but two years later, not one school had expressed an interest. --The Miami Herald , September 30, 1995

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DUVAL COUNTY - Seven years after opening its first YRS, the school  board voted in March 1998 to return all remaining YRS to a traditional calendar. effects on achievement were inconclusive. The program was unpopular with parents. Many multi-track schools reported declines in enrollment, as parents switched children to a traditional calendar school or a private school. Parents cited as reasons for the switch child care problems, hardships for working moms, disruption to family life, especially when siblings were on different tracks. In the three years from 1994 to 1996, the number of YRS in Florida dropped from a high of 168 to just 60. Responding to questions about the high rate of rejection, NAYRE's executive director Charles Ballinger said: "Florida's one of those strange anomalies we can't quite figure out." -The Florida Times-Union , Sept. 30, 1995, April 1, 1997, March 18, 1998; Mandarin news & St. Johns River Pilot, Aug. 28, 1997

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ESCAMBIA - A district wide YRS proposal made in April 1999 for 70 schools was shelved a year later because of  high costs incurred at  the 10 YR experimental schools. It cost about $38,000 more per school to operate and the district will save $380,000 a year by switching back to a traditional calendar. School Board Chairman John DeWitt, a strong supporter of  the year-round calendar, conceded the savings was too great to continue on a year-round schedule.  --Pensacola News Journal, June 5, 2001 and April 1, 1999; NAYRE 10 TAR
FORT LAUDERDALE - The district tried YR in the 1960s, but dropped all schools by 1965.--Hermansen and Gove -- TAR
LAKE COUNTY - Began YR in 1991, but later dropped it for all schools.--NAYRE 4 TAR
LEON COUNTY - Tried YR twice, first in 1962, but all pilot schools were dropped by 1967. Tried YR again  in 1994, but dropped it in three schools. Three remained YR as of 2000.--Tallahassee Democrat, Sept. 28, 1995; NAYRE; Hermansen and Gove 3 TAR
MANATEE COUNTY - A majority of school board members said "No" to YRS, citing parent opposition in a 1999 survey. --Bradenton Herald , March 16, 1999 --

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MARION COUNTY - The pilot program for the state begun in 1987 was abandoned seven years later with school board members citing misleading claims of academic benefits and financial savings. School Board chairman Jan Cameron summed up the experience: "Our test scores did not go up. It was tearing families apart. We had teacher burnout and more busing. The expected benefits were never realized."   --The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 1995; The Florida-Times Union, March 2, 1993

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MARTIN COUNTY -  Began YR in 1970s and later dropped all schools..--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
ORANGE COUNTY - In 1995, after seven years of experimenting and in response to parent complaints,  the school board announced it would end the year-round calendar. Eventually, all 65 YR schools returned to a traditional calendar. Opponents of YR cited school system studies that showed YR failed to improve academic performance. --Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 27, 1995; The Miami Herald , September 30, 1995

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OSCEOLA COUNTY - In 1995, the school district dropped all YRS, first implemented in 1991. the decision followed complaints from parents and teachers.--Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 27, 1995; The Miami Herald , September 30, 1995

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PALM BEACH COUNTY - Tried and dropped YR twice. First begun in 1976, all three YR schools were dropped. In the second wave, begun in 1981, all eight YR schools were dropped.--NAYRE 11 TAR
PASCO - Tried in 1973, all YR schools were dropped..--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
POLK COUNTY - Having experimented with a year-round calendar since 1992, the school board returned the last year-round school, Valleyview Elementary, to a traditional calendar in the fall of 2009, saying it would save at least  $500,000 a year in staffing costs. Polk County had as many as 5 schools using a year-round calendar, according to NAYRE directories.--The Ledger.com, Aug. 6, 2009; NAYRE 5 TAR
SARASOTA - Began YR in 1993, dropped one school but one remained YR as of 2000. 1 TAR
SEMINOLE COUNTY - Decided in 1995 to drop all YRS, first tried in 1991. --The Miami Herald , September 30, 1995

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VOLUSIA COUNTY - Began YR in 1991, but dropped in in all schools.--NAYRE 19 TAR
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Georgia
ATLANTA - 1n the 1970s,  26 high schools were placed on a four-quarter plan but later returned to a traditional school year. In 1999, YR school was revived, with two schools on a YR calendar as of 2000..--NAYRE; Glines 26 TAR
COWETA COUNTY -  Began YR in 1997, but dropped its only YR school. Having two separate calendars became an administrative challenge, school officials said. About 150 student a year transferred out of the school because of the YR calendar. The calendar did not produce significant test score trends.--Atlanta Constitution, Feb. 12, 1999; NAYRE 1 TAR
DOUGLAS COUNTY - The school system considered a "balanced" calendar (a version of the year-round calendar) for school year 2003-04, but opted for a traditional calendar. --Atlanta Constitution, April 9, 2002  CAR
THOMASVILLE - The school district tabled a proposal for a year-round calendar following opposition from parents. (See: http://www.geocities.com/balancedschoolcalendar/)
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Idaho

PRESTON - Began YR in 1992, but dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
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EDITOR'S NOTE: As of the 2000-01 school year, there were 35 schools in 11 school districts statewide using a year-round calendar, 17 of those in Chicago. Illinois currently is a target state of  year-round school promoters. The calendar had been tried and dropped in the state over the last 30 years, but growth was curtailed at various times when studies found no improvement in test scores. A  three-year evaluation study (1998) by Delwyn Harnisch, a former professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, found no significant improvement in test scores at Kenwood Elementary, Champaign.  Kenwood's principal, Les Huddle, was vice president of the Illinois Association For Year-Round Education in 1998.  The Kenwood study reflected earlier findings in Peoria, which dropped a pilot program in 1993 after three years of disappointing test scores. (Journal Star, Jan. 23, 1997)  Shortly after that study, a Bradley University economist  warned that  mandating year-round schools would result in a flight of families from the city. (Journal Star, February 25, 1997)
BLOOMINGTON - The District 87 school board abandoned the idea of an alternative calendar at Stevenson Elementary after the principal reported the switch would cost his school an extra $75,000. "I think these could be conservative figures," Paul O'Brian said. Members of  Citizens Against Year-Round Education noted day care, schedule and family vacation disruptions related to year-round school calendars.--The Pantagraph, February 28, 2002 1 CAR
CARLINVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT - The school board rejected the switch to a year-round calendar, responding to fierce community opposition. The school board moved its meeting from the regular board meeting room to the Carlinville High School gymnasium to accommodate the nearly  400 people  who packed the meeting, many of them from a parent group called "Summer is for Families." Newspaper ads encouraged parents to attend. "The negatives appear to outweigh the positives," said board member Tom Denby, in making the motion to reject the all-year calendar. The motion passed 5-2 .  At the time of the proposal, the Carlinville School District (50 miles south of Springfield)  had one high school a middle school an three elementary schools.  --The State Journal-Register, May 31, 1995; NAYRE 5 CAR
CHICAGO - Studied YR in 1950s and rejected the idea, then tried it in the 1970s and dropped it. YR was revived again in the 1990s, but at least one school dropped it since then. As of 2000, 17 Chicago schools remain on YR.--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
COMMUNITY CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL DISTRICT 93 - The board voted 6-1 against YRS as a space-saving option. --The Carol Stream Examiner , September 3, 1997

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EAST MOLINE SCHOOL DISTRICT - The board decided to not pursue year-round schooling following results of survey showing lack of parent support at a school where staff had pushed for it.--"East Moline unsupported on year-round school" by Darrell Hassler, The Dipatch, Dec. 12, 1996  -- CAR
GLEN ELLYN DISTRICT 41 - School board members unanimously voted to scrap a study of going on a year-round calendar following a storm of protests by parents. More than 400 parents turned out for a workshop to oppose year-round school, many members of  a group called FATE: Families Advocating Traditional Education.--"District 41 drops proposal to keep schools open all year" by Harry Hitzeman, Daily Herald, May 14, 2004. -- CAR
PEORIA - Peoria piloted a YR program in 1990, but dropped it after three years of disappointing test scores. Later proposals in the mid-1990s for district wide implementation of year-round school failed.  In 1998, a task force of the  Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria also shelved a year-round school proposal, concluding the calendar would "unnecessarily complicate the lives of those who would participate in the educational change without sufficient benefit." .  As of the 2000-01 school year, only one Peoria school was year-round. --Journal Star, Jan. 23, 1997,  Beloit Daily News, April 30, 1997, The News-Sun, Waukegan, March 16, 1998,  NAYRE 1 CAR

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QUINCY SCHOOL BOARD - A change to YRS was rejected by a task force study group, citing research that showed little benefits for students.  --Quincy Herald-Whig, June 19, 1997

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ROCKFORD DISTRICT - Began YR in 1995, dropped one school but one remained as of 2000.--NAYRE 1 TAR
VALLEY VIEW, Romeoville - Began YR in 1970 but all 15 schools dropped it by 1980.This was the first community to try YR district wide. Higher utility costs were among the factors cited. School administrators found no academic advantage to the calendar, said Emmie Dunn, administrative assistant to the superintendent.  "As one of our administrators said when the schedule ended, "After 10 years of year-round school, you're just plain tired,'" Dunn said..--Darien  Metropolitan, Sept. 11, 1997, Press-Gazette;  NAYRE; Glines 15 TAR

WESCLIN DIST. 3 - A proposal in 1998 for a year-round school calendar was strongly opposed by teachers. The school was still operating on a traditional calendar in the 2001-02 school year..--NAYRE; Tenton Sun (Illinois) May 13, 1998

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WOODLAND DISTRICT 50 - A majority of Woodland District 50 residents voted "No" on a school district survey proposing a switch to a  year-round calendar. As of 2000-01, no schools were year-round.--NAYRE, Warren Newport Press, May 31, 1996

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Indiana
At the beginning of the 2002-03 school year, statewide only 24 schools in 11 school districts were using a year-round calendar, Warren Township and Pike Township accounting for half of some 10,000 YRS students in the state, according to NAYRE data. In July 1995,  the state Legislature mandated school districts to consider a multi-track calendar before constructing new schools.  Studies from Indiana State University Educational services show such a move could increase operating costs by 33 percent, based on data from YRS districts in California and Texas. An Indiana State University study found "Where there are positive achievement gains and parents and teachers are content with the altered academic calendar, it is often the case that a number of reforms were instituted." In early Dec. 2006, Northwest Allen County Schools decided against switching to a year-round calendar, citing "increased costs and the potential difficulty in getting students to do homework in the summer." according to a Dec. 5  Fort Wayne News Sentinel story. Indiana law requires school to consider a year-round calendar before embarking on new construction.

AVON - Avon School Board cited the high costs of switching to a multi-track, 12-month school year in rejecting the idea as an answer to overcrowding. Increased costs cited included utilities, equipment repair and replacement, Janitorial care, bus maintenance and transportation. A representative of Indiana State University Services presented figures showing a 33 percent increase in operating expenses, based on data from year-round school districts in Texas and California. He also cited the YRS detriments to families, to education climate and extracurricular activities. The findings were based on two studies, one mandated by the Legislature in July 1995. --The Hendricks County Flyer, Oct. 16, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
BEECH GROVE - The school board voted unanimously against YRS,  saying it would create burdens on parents and that YRS is impractical for a small district with only four schools.A study by the Stoughton Group found 60 percent of residents favored the traditional school year and that most parents see no benefits in a calendar change. --Indianapolis News, July 3, 1997; Indianapolis News, Jan. 12, 1996

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BLUFFTON - Tried YR in the early 1900s and later dropped it. This program served as a model for YR experiments later in the century.--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
CARLINVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT -  The school board voted to reject a year-round calendar, five minutes into a meeting in which some 400 opponents packed the board meeting.  Many of those were parents who had formed a group called "Summer is for Families."--The State Journal-Register, May 31, 1995. Springfield; NAYRE -- CAR
CENTER GROVE COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP. - After two years of researching YRS, a committee determined  "there was no real educational benefit" and costs would increase. the school board voted to drop the idea.--Daily Journal, Oct. 22, 1997, Franklin; NAYRE -- CAR
CLARK-PLEASANT - The school district looked at a YR calendar as required by the legislature, but did not adopt it, the school superintendent saying there was little support for it. There were no YR schools as of the 2002-03 school year. --The Indiapolis Star, Jan. 13, 2001; NAYRE -- CAR
CLOVERDALE - The school board considered YR in 1997 to fill a state requirement, but no schools had switched as of the 2002-03 school year.--Banner-Graphic, May 20, 1997, Greencastle; NAYRE -- CAR
CONSTANTINE SCHOOL DISTRICT - A year-round calendar considered by the the school district in 1998 never became reality. In the 2002-03 school year there were no schools operating year-round.--The Elkhart Truth, Oct. 14, 1998, Elkhart; NAYRE -- CAR
CRAWFORD COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL CORP. - The board of trustees for the school district decided against a year-round calendar based on a study showing any savings would occur for only the first two years, and opted for a school renovation plan.--Clarion News, March 19, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
DUNELAND SCHOOL CORP.- The school district studied switching to year-round school, but never switched after the South Bend consulting firm of Speicher, Fields and Associates reported to the district that calendar change "causes a lot of curriculum problems.  You lose continuity. A lot of problems crop up that have to do with scheduling the prerequisites that students often need before taking other high school courses." Superintendents from Valparaiso Schools, Portage Township and East Porter County that studied the idea advised against it, citing among many reasons operational costs .--The Vidette Times imes, Valparaiso, IN, Dec. 10, 1995;  NAYRE -- CAR
EASTERN HOWARD SCHOOL CORP - The school district considered YR, as required by state law, but as of 2002-03 school year no schools had switched.--Kokomo Tribune, Nov. 20, 1998; NAYRE -- CAR
EAST ALLEN COUNTY SCHOOLS - The school board struck down a proposal for year-round school to address overcrowding, opting to renovate schools to address crowding problems. --Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, March 19, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
EAST PORTER COUNTY SCHOOLS - A calendar change was considered in 1996, but as of the 2002-03 school year, no schools had switched. --The Vidette Times, Jan. 22, 1996; NAYRE -- CAR
EVANSVILLE - A proposal for a year-round calendar at Glenwood Middle School was dropped In May 1998, a major reason being opposition from teachers who said research didn't support claims of academic benefits.  Evansville had only one elementary school using  a YR calendar as of the 2002-03 school year. .--The Evansville Press, May 16, 1998; NAYRE -- CAR
ELWOOD COMMUNITY .Began YR in 1979 in one school and dropped --NAYRE; Blines 1 TAR
GARY - YR experiments tried early in 1900s were all dropped.--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
GOSHEN - The Goshen school board considered the idea in 1995, but no schools switched as of 2002-03 school year. --The Paper-Goshen Edition, May 16, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN SCHOOL BOARD  - In 1997, the board said "no" YRS, citing  objections  in a parent survey. It was the second time in recent years YRS was considered and turned down.However, a YR school within a school program was established at two elementary schools in 2001. Another push  begun in 2003 to convert the entire district to a year-round calendar was again met with a resounding "No" in a unanimous vote March 22, 2004 by the six board members against switching the entired district. the school district incurred $76,529 in extra costs for transportation for two schools using a YR calendar, the superintendent said. --The Daily Ledger, Fishers, June 10, 1997; NAYRE; "School Board drops idea of 1 calendar," by Lisa Renze-Rhodes, Indianapolis Star, March 23, 2004

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JOHN GLENN SCHOOL CORP. - Calendar change for the school district  was voted down by the board after a study by Speicher Fields and Associates Inc., found widespread opposition..--Plymouth Pilot - News, March 11, 1999; NAYRE -- CAR
LAKE CENTRAL SCHOOL CORP. - The district formed a 36-member YR calendar study committee in 1998, which was to make a recommendation after a tw0-year study. Five years later, no schools were YR.--The Times, Jan. 25, 1998, Munster; NAYRE -- CAR
LAPORTE - LaPorte school board voted to kill the idea of going to a year-round calendar, members citing parent opposition.--The La Porte Herald-Argus, Nov. 22, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
MITCHELL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - The district considered YRS in 1998, as required by state law, but as of the 2002-03 school year none had switched. Ivan Wagner, an educational consultant at Ball State University in Muncie, did a feasibility study for the Mitchell school district that showed calendar change was not a viable approach to managing growth. --The Times-Mail, Sept. 11, 1998, Bedford; NAYRE -- CAR
MONROE COUNTY, Bloomington - Begun in one school in 1977 and later dropped.--NAYRE; Glines 1 TAR
NEW ALBANY-FLOYD - The school district considered YR in 1997, as required by law, but as of the 2002-03 school year no schools had switched.--The Tribune, Sept. 10, 1997, New Albany; NAYRE -- CAR
NEW CASTLE COMMUNITY SCHOOL BOARD - The school board voted against YR for a renovated high school.--The Courier-Times, June 19, 1996; NAYRE 1 CAR
NORTHWESTERN, Fairland - Tried in the 1970s and dropped .--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
NORTHWEST ALLEN cOUNTY SCHOOLS - Decided against YR, citing "increased costa dn the potential difficulty in getting students to do homework in summer," Fort Wayne News Sentinel , Dec. 5, 2006.  -- CAR
NORTH WHITE - The school district considered YR in 1996, but as of 2002-03 no schools had switched.--Pharos-Tribune, Jan. 23, 1996, Logansport; NAYRE -- CAR
PEN-HARRIS-MADISON SCHOOL DISTRICT- A report for the school district by Alex Moody of Indiana State University in Terre Haute said YR is not a viable option for the school district. He estimated the calendar  would cost the district 33 percent more to maintain. As of the 2002-03 school year, no schools had switched calendars. --South Bend Tribune, April 30, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
PERRY TOWNSHIP - The school board voted unanimously to reject further consideration of using either and single-track or multitrack YR calendar after a report by Advanced Strategies  found "there are no compelling reasons to initiate a year-round school program --at this time," citing  a survey which showed 87.5 percent of parents opposed to it.--Indianapolis Spotlight, June 12, 1996; NAYRE -- CAR
SALEM - The school board was presented a pro-year-round report in 1997 and  the issue was considered at two hearings, but as of the 2002-03 school year, no schools had switched. y.--Salem Democrat, July 17, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
SOUTH BEND - A special alternative school, which was a joint venture of three school districts, returned to a traditional school year after the negatives of a year-round calendar became evident after only 6 months in operation. The YR calendar schedule conflicted with the  school's philosophy of allowing students to work at a job half the school day for a high school credit.--South Bend Tribune, July 2, 1996; NAYRE 1 TAR
TIPPECANOE SCHOOL CORP. - A YR school was proposed in 1996, but as of 2002-03 school year no schools were YR. --Journal & Courier, Jan. 22, 1996 Lafayette; NAYRE
TWIN VALLEY COMMUNITY LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT -  The school board voted to end discussions of a move to a year-round calendar based on recommendations of a study group.--Palladium-Item, Nov. 20, 1996, Richmond, Ind., NAYRE -- CAR
WARSAW - The school board of Warsaw Community Public Schools voted down calendar change following an 18-month study that questioned the value of calendar change and a community-wide survey that also found skepticism.--Times-Union, Warsaw, Feb. 27, 1996; NAYRE -- CAR
Iowa
DAVENPORT - Begun in single school in 1992 and later dropped.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MASON CITY - Tried YR in early 1900s and later dropped it. --NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
PLEASANT VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOLS - The school board voted to discontinue a study to implement a "balanced calendar" following petitions presented to the board opposing the move. - Board minutes, July 21, 2003; see: http://www.pleasval.k12.ia.us/schoolboard/minutes/072103.htm  -- CAR
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JEFFERSON COUNTY - The district tried YR in the 1970s, then dropped it, then revived YR in 1995. The district had 5 YR schools as of 2000, but dropped 1 YR school since '95. In 1997, most callers responding to The Courier-Journal request for views on  whether the county should switch to YRS objected.--NAYRE, Hermansen and Gove, The Courier-Journal, Oct. 22, 1997

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LEXINGTON - The district experimented with YR in the 1970s then dropped it.--NAYRE, Glines -- TAR
Louisiana
ST. BARNARD PARISH, Chalmette - Began YR in the 1970s then dropped it.--NAYRE, Glines -- TAR
ORLEANS PARRISH, New Orleans - Began YR in the 1970s then dropped it..--NAYRE, Glines -- TAR
NEW ORLEANS - Began YR in 1989 and dropped one school. One YR school remained as of 2000.--NAYRE -- TAR
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Maine
EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1993, Maine held a state conference to encourage use of YR school. The state paid YR consultants as much as $2,000 a day per consultant for their services. As of 2000, no schools in Maine were using a YR schedule.--Information based on Maine public records and  NAYRE directory.

Maryland

ALLEGANY COUNTY - A task force using special grant money from the state to study  YRS rejected the idea. --The Baltimore Sun , April 2, 1995; The Capital, Annapolis, March 7, 1996;  and NAYRE directories.

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY - Though a task force recommended YRS, and the school board voted 7-0 in 1996 to form a committee to designate pilot YRS, no schools were ever placed on the calendar as of the 2000-2001 school year. --The Capital, Annapolis, March 7, 1996 and NAYRE directories. 

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CALVERT COUNTY - A task force using special grant money from the state to study YRS rejected the idea. --The Baltimore Sun , April 2, 1995; The Capital, Annapolis, March 7, 1996;  and NAYRE directories.

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FREDERICK COUNTY - A task force recommended against using YRS to relieve overcrowding.  --The News, Frederick, May 3, 1995 

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HOWARD COUNTY - YRS has never been implemented even though a 90-member committee recommended it and the school board voted for it. The primary model for the study  was Orange County, Fla., which returned all schools to a traditional calendar. Diane Locker, the year-round specialist in Orange County, served as a consultant to Howard County. Locker later became president of the National Association FOR Year-Round Education.--The Baltimore Sun , April 2, 1995; The Capital, Annapolis, March 7, 1996;  and NAYRE directories.

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY - The county has considered YR several times. In the 1960s, it studied the quarter system and rejected it. In the 1990s, a task force using special grant money from the state to study  YRS also rejected the idea. --Hermansen and Gove; The Baltimore Sun , April 2, 1995; The Capital, Annapolis, March 7, 1996;  and NAYRE directories.

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Massachusetts
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM - Began YR in 1995 and dropped it. One charter school remained on YR as of 2000..--NAYRE -- TAR
LOWELL VOCATIONAL Tyngsboro - Began YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--NAYRE, Glines -- TAR
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Michigan
ANN ARBOR - Tried YR in the 1970s then dropped it. --McLain -- TAR
BIG RAPIDS - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it..--NAYRE 6 TAR
BRANDON - Tried YR in 1996, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
EAST LANSING - Tried  YR in the 1970s and  dropped it..--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
FERNDALE - Began YR in 1993, dropped it at the middle school, but two elementary schools remained as of 2001. --NAYRE 1 TAR
FREELAND - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it. --McLain -- TAR
HASLETT - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--McLain -- TAR
HOLT - Began YR in 1993 but dropped a middle school. One elementary remained as of 2001. --NAYRE 1 TAR
LAPEER - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it..--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
MOUNT CLEMENS COMMUNITY -  Tried YR in 1996 and dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
NORTHVILLE - Tried YR in 1970s then dropped it.--NAYRE; Glines -- TAR
OKEMOS - YR experiments begun in the 1970s were dropped.  YR was revived in 1997, and one YR school remains as of 2001.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
PARMA-WESTERN, Parma - Tried YR in 1973 then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
PLYMOUTH-CANTON COMMUNITY - Tried YR in 1977 then dropped it.--NAYRE; Glines 6 TAR
PORT HURON - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it. --McLain; NAYRE -- TAR
CITY OF PONTIAC SCHOOL DISTRICT -  Began YR in 1996, then dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
ROYAL OAK - Voters rejected the idea of YR in an election held in 1951.--Hermenson and Gove -- CAR
UTICA - Tried YR in the 1970s, then dropped it.--McLain; NAYRE -- TAR
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Minnesota
Estimated  cost  to switch Minnesota schools to a year-round schedule is $1 billion.  the Minnesota Association of School administrators recommended a move to all-year schools within a decade, but backed off a recommendation the school year be extended from 172 or 175 days to 200 days.  It now proposes 180 insturction days but on a year-round schedule with frequent breaks. See Minn. Educators Push for Year-Round Schools, CBS news station: WWCO, Dec. 19, 2006. (http://wcco.com/topstories/local_story_353152350.html)
CONCORDIA CHARTER - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
EVELETH - Tried YR in the early 1900s, then dropped it..--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
EDEN PRARIE - Tried YR in the 1970s then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
LEARNING ADVENTURES CHARTER - Began YR in 1998 and dropped.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MINNESTOTA TECHNOLOGY CHARTER- Began YR in 1998, then dropped.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MORA - Began YR in 1971 then dropped it. 2 TAR
RECORDING ARTS CHARTER - Began YR in 1998, then dropped.--NAYRE 1 TAR
WILSON CAMPUS SCHOOL, Mankato - Tried YR in the 1970s and eventually school closed..--NAYRE 1 TAR

Mississippi

LAUREL - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it..--NAYRE 1 TAR
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Nebraska
BEATRICE - parents rejected pilot program. --Omaha World-Herald

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MILLARD - Voters in the Millard School District, faced with severe overcrowding because of rapid growth, rejected a proposal to convert schools to a year-round schedule. Other options were used, including using  available space in shopping malls as temporary school sites until new school buildings were ready. Another plan to address overcrowding called the 2-2-2 arrangement, was used in 1978, to ease overcrowding.  Secondary school students were split between sites: 7-8 graders at one site, 9-10 graders at another site, and 11-12 graders at a third site. --Millard School District web site -- CAR
OMAHA - Tried YR in the early 1900s, then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR

Nevada

CARSON CITY - Began YR in 1974, and dropped several schools. One school remained as of 2001. --Glines; NAYRE 4 TAR
DOUGLAS COUNTY - The YRS numbers shrunk from 6 schools in the 1999-2000 NAYRE directory to 5 in the 2000-2001 listing. --NAYRE directories

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NYE COUNTY - The Nye County School District voted unanimously to end a three-year year-round calendar experiment  after finding the no academic advantage to the schedule and added costs of $740,000 per year. All the data is in, and it's not educationally beneficial, School Board member Peggy Smith said. --Pahrump Valley Times, Pahrum, NV, Nov. 17, 2000; NAYRE 4 TAR
New Hampshire
HAMPSTEAD - Tried YR in the 1970s then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
HUDSON - Began YR in 1972 then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
New Jersey
BAYONNE - Tried YR in the early 1990s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
NEWARK - Began YR in 1912, but the whole system dropped it by 1931.Newark began an extended year program in 2000 in one school. --Glines, Hermansen and Gove; NAYRE -- TAR
LONG BRANCH Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
TENAFLY - Began YR in the 1970s then dropped it.--Glines: NAYRE -- TAR
TRENTON - Tried YR in 1995, then dropped it by 1998. In announcing the YRS experiment for the two pilot schools, the superintendent predicted all 23 Trenton schools and its 13,000 students eventually would be YR. The superintendent crusaded three years for YRS and held 40 public meetings.  --The New York times, July 22, 1995; NAYRE 2 TAR
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New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE - The number of YR calendar schools   dwindled from 26 to 8 since the school board voted in 1994 to rescind mandated year-round schools. Individual schools can vote  to remain on the YR calendar. Among those that voted to return to a traditional school year was Emerson Elementary, one of the model year-round schoo "success" stories featured in a government study, "Prisoners of Time," that served as a catalyst for school calendar experiments. A school board member said YRS "costs us fortunes" to operate and "academically, these schools were stalemating." --Albuquerque Journal, June 27, 1996;  Baltimore Sun, April 2, 1995; and interview with Emerson School spokesman in 2000.

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LOS ALAMOS - In the summer of 2001, the Los Alamos Public Schools (5 elementary, 1 middle school, 1 high school), basing their decision on results of surveys of parents and teachers, backed away from a proposal to implement a year-round calendar. 
The Survey Committee adopted win/lose survey standards developed by two Ph.D. statisticians from local Los Alamos National Laboratory. Among the most activist and vocal opponents to calendar change were parents who are scientists and professionals who work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
--Interview with Survey Committee member Diana M Esch-Mosher, August, 2001.
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New York
CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT # 2 Syosset - Tried YR in 1960s and dropped it.--MCLain; NAYRE -- TAR
UNION FREE DISTRICT #10, Comack - Tried YR in the 1960s and dropped it.--McLain; NAYRE -- TAR
CATO-MERIDIAN CENTRAL,  Cato - Tried YR in the 1960s and dropped it.--McLain, NAYRE -- TAR
HORNELL SCHOOL DISTRICT,  Hornell - Tried YR in the 1960s and dropped it..--McLain; NAYRE -- TAR
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North Carolina
The state enacted a  law that took effect in the fall of 2005, requiring schools  start no earlier than Aug. 25 and end no later than June 10.
ASHEBORO CITY - Began YR in 1992, dropped a middle school and as of 2001 had three YR elementary schools..--NAYRE 1 TAR
ASHEVILLE - The school board voted unanimously to scrap the YRS program at Hall Fletcher Elementary, a program begun in 1993, saying the added cost of busing children on more days and of keeping the doors open longer were not worth the minimal academic gains.   --Citizen Times, Ashville, December 9, 1997

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BLOWING ROCK - Began YR in 1991 and dropped it.--NAYRE  1 TAR
BRIGHT HORIZONS CHARTER - Began YR in 1998 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
BUNCOMBE COUNTY, Asheville - The district tried it twice and dropped it. YR was tried and dropped in the 1970s, then revived in 1993 and dropped again. int.--Glines, NAYRE 2 TAR
CALDWELL COUNTY - Began YR in 1992, dropped YR from one middle school, but as of 2001 still had two YR elementary schools.--NAYRE 1 TAR
CHANGE FOR YOUTH CHARTER - Began YR in 1992, and dropped. --NAYRE TAR
CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG, Charlotte - Began YR in 1992, dropped it in an elementary and middle school, then dropped another elementary between 2000 and 2001, leaving it a single YR school as of the 2001 school year.--NAYRE 3 TAR
CHOWAN COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Tried YR in 1992 and dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
EAST WAKE CHARTER,  Zubulon - Tried YR in 1998 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
EDENTON-CHOWAN,  Edenton - Tried YR in 1998 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
GRANDFATHER CHARTER,  Banner Elk - Tried YR in 1998 then dropped.--NAYRE 1 TAR
GREENSBORO SCHOOL DISTRICT - Tried YR in 1991 and dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
GUILFORD COUNTY, Greensboro - Began YR in 1991, one school dropped it but three YR elementary schools remain as of 2001.--NAYRE 2 TAR
HENDERSON COUNTY,  Hendersonville - Began YR in 1991, dropped two YR schools, including a YR middle school, but as of 2001 still had two YR elementary schools.--NAYRE 2 TAR
HICKORY CITY, Hickory - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
HOWARD CHARTER, Wilson - Began YR in 1998, then dropped..--NAYRE 1 TAR
IREDELL-STATESVILLE, Statesville - Began YR in 1993 then dropped it.--NAYRE 6 TAR
LIFT CHARTER,  Winston Salem - Began YR in 1998 then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
LINCOLN COUNTY - Tried YR in 1992 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MACKLENBURG COUNTY - Tried YR in 1992 and dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MONROE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Tried YR in 1992 and dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, Wilmington - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it, then reinstated YR in 1992, and as of 2001 had six YR schools.--NAYRE -- TAR
NEWTON-CONOVER, Newton - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it in five schools, leaving just 1 YR schools as of 2001.--NAYRE 5 TAR
NORTHHAMPTON COUNTY, Jackson - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it in all 10 schools..--NAYRE 10 TAR
PITT COUNTY - Began YR in 1994 then dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY - The school board dropped the year-round calendar in 2001 at Western Rockingham Middle School because of  waning student interest. Across the district, enrollment in the six year-round elementary schools with year-round programs is on the decline. --News & Record, Greensboro, N.C., Aug. 3, 2001; NAYRE 1 TAR
ROWAN-SALISBURY COUNTY - The school board began YR in two school in 1992, eventually dropping it in all schools. It dropped it at the middle school after two years, citing the doubled administrative workload, extra costs in transportation, cafeteria and energy, failure to make a difference in test scores, and  the "us-and-them" morale problems created by offering dual calendars in the middle school. --Herald , Sanford,  November 29, 1997 2 TAR
WATAUGUA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
WILKES COUNTY, Wilkesboro - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
WINSTON-SALEM/FORSYTHE - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it then revived it in 1992. As of 2001, 14 schools were YR.--NAYRE -- TAR
North Dakota
MINOT -  Tried YR in the early 1900s then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
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Ohio     

Editor's Note: Only 8 public school districts in the entire state were using a year-round calendar as of  the 2000-01 school year, 6 of those having just one YR school. Dayton had 13, Cincinnati, 3. Just 4 private schools in the entire state were year-round.

BOONE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION -  The five-member board, responding to parent opposition to year-round school, voted unanimously to stick to a traditional calendar and find means other than a year-round calendar to address overcrowding. -- Cincinnati Enquirer, June 13, 1997  -- CAR
BRUNSWICK - The school board was asked in early 1995 to consider a YR calendar as part of school improvement reforms, but there were no YR schools as of the 2000-01 school year.  --Brunswick sun Times, January 26, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
CANFIELD - A proposal in 1997 to use a year-round calendar to address overcrowding in Canfield schools was rejected as a unviable option  by the school superintendent. As of the 2000-01 school year, there were no YR schools in the district. --The Vindicator, Nov. 30, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
CANTON - No schools were  placed on a YR calendar after proposal surfaced in April 1998.The principal at a school that would pilot YR said the decision to do it in the 1999 school year would depended on parental support. --The Canton Repository, April 1998; NAYRE -- CAR
COVENTRY SCHOOL DISTRICT - The YR calendar was axed a second time in May 1993, the failure of proof of its academic merit cited by school board members. No Coventry schools were YR as of the 2000-01 school year. --Media Accounts, May  1993; NAYRE -- CAR
FAIRFIELD CITY SCHOOLS - A year-round calendar was rejected as a remedy for overcrowding  by five study groups.  --Media Accounts, November 1993 -- CAR
FIELD LOCAL, Mogadore - Tried YR in 1978 and dropped it..--Glines; NAYRE 2 TAR
GAHANNA-JEFFERSON SCHOOL DISTRICT - Said no to YR in March 1996. No schools were YR as of the 2000-01 school year. -- Media Accounts, March 1996; NAYRE -- CAR
HICKSVILLE -  A Hicksville study committee reported in June 1993 it could find  no documented benefits of the year-round calendar. No schools were using a YR calendar as of the 2000-01 school year. -- Media Accounts, March 1996; NAYRE -- CAR
HIGHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT - The school board considered YR in 1995. None were YR as of  2000-01. --Brunswick Sun Times, January 26, 1995 -- CAR
HILLIARD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - A study committee considered YRS in 1997, but no schools were YR as of the 2000-01 school year. --Hilliard This Week, February 10, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
HUBER HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT - A proposal in 1995 by a developer to use a year-round calendar to address growth was considered by the district, but as of 2000-01, no schools were year-round. --Huber Heights Courier, October 18, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
HUDSON - Year-round school was one of the options considered by four task force groups to address overcrowding and growth problems, but as of the 2000-01 school year no Hudson schools were  YR. --Hudson Hub-Times, January 18, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
LEWIS CENTER - Olentangy schools considered and rejected YR in 1994. --Columbus Dispatch,  June 11,  1994 -- CAR
MIAMISBURG - A year-round school proposal received lukewarm reception from parents at area meetings held in the district during the 1999-2000 school year. After more than two years of discussing the calendar change, no schools were YR as of  the 2000-01 school year. A school calendar committee decided in September 1999 that a year-round calendar "would not fit the district's needs." --The News, Miamisburg, February 9, 2000; NAYRE -- CAR
MIDDLETOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT - A study committee considered the year-round calendar in 1997, but no schools were using it as of the 2000-01 school year.  --The Middletown Journal, January  20, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
OAK HILLS LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT - Considered YR in January 1997 to ease overcrowding, but no Hamilton County schools were operating year-round as of the 2000-01 school year. --The Cincinnati Enquirer, January 8, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
OLENTANGY LOCAL SCHOOLS, Lewis Center - Considered and rejected a YR calendar in 1994 and in 1996."Year-round school is letting the facilities dictate the program and not the program dictate the facilities," the school superintendent said. -- Delaware Gazette, June 11, 1994; Columbus Dispatch, June 11, 1994; Powell This Week, Dec. 2, 1996; NAYRE  -- CAR
PICKERINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - The district considered a year-round calendar in 1979, 1990, 1993 and again in 1997 but no Pickerington schools were year-round as of the 2000-01 school year. --Pickerington This Week,  May 5, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
SOUTH-WESTERN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT - A 36-member study committee considered a year-round calendar in 1997as a response to overcrowding, but the district still had no year-round schools as of the 2000-01 school year. --Westside This Week, Columbus, Ohio, May 5, 1997; NAYRE -- CAR
STARK COUNTY - Several parochial schools considered the year-round calendar in 1998, but none were using it as of the 2000-2001 school year. --The Repository, Canton, March 21 1998; NAYRE -- CAR
SUGARCREEK SCHOOL DISTRICT - The board said no to implementing YRS after voluntary enrollment fell far short of the needed numbers. --The Centerville-Bellbrook Times, March 9, 1996  -- CAR
SYCAMORE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Parents in this Cincinnati school district organized soon after the school board proposed a year-round calendar and the proposal was defeated. No schools in the district were using a YR calendar as of the 2000-01 school year --Media Accounts, May 1993; NAYRE  -- CAR
TWIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT, West Alexandria - The district approved a YR calendar in November 1995, but as of the 2000-01 school year there were no YR schools in the district. --Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana. November 6, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
UPPER ARLINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - A school committee studied school calendar change for three months in 1996, but no schools were placed on a YR calendar as of the 2000-01 school year. --Upper Arlington News, January 31, 1996; NAYRE -- CAR
WAUSEON SCHOOL DISTRICT - Looked at YR as an answer to overcrowding in Nov. 1995, but none of its schools were YR as of the 2000-01 school year. --Fulton County Expositor, November 30, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
WEST CARROLLTON - Tried YR in 1973 then  dropped it in the middle school and later another. As of 2001, one school remained..--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
WESTERVILLE SCHOOLS -  Considered year-round school in 1994, then dropped the idea after a study committee found it would not save money and a survey found  60 percent of parents opposed the idea.. --Columbus Dispatch, May 23, 1994 -- CAR
WORTHINGTON SCHOOLS - District considered and rejected year-round calendar in 1999. The decision was based on feedback from the community and school board members, where little support was found, said the school superintendent.   --Columbus Dispatch, May 10, 1999; Wothington Schools, Press Release, May 4, 1999 -- CAR
XENIA - A proposal in 1999 to place Central Junior High on a year-round calendar was greeted with fierce opposition by a parent group, which presented research that showed no significant differences in academic achievement between YR students and those on a traditional calendar. As of the 2000-01 school year, Xenia had only 1  elementary on a YR schedule, which began in 1995. ---Xenia Daily Gazette, March 13, 1999; NAYRE  1 CAR
YOUNGSTOWN - Catholic educators chose teacher training over YRS as the means to improve education. Responding to parent objections,  the diocese dispensed with plans to convert 48 elementary and five high schools  to year-round schools. YRS was recommended by the diocese superintendent and his school improvement  committee. There was only 1 YR school (enrollment 52 students) in the Youngstown Diocese and a total of only 4 Catholic YR schools in the entire state as of  the 2000-01 school year.  --Tribune Chronicle , July 14, 1997; NAYRE

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ZANESVILLE CITY SCHOOLS - The district considered YR school in 1998, but as of 2000-01 no schools were on the calendar. --The Times Recorder, Zanesville, September 13, 1998; NAYRE

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Oklahoma
ARDMORE - Tried YR in the early 1900s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
TULSA - Tried YR in the early 1900s then dropped it. Revived YR in 1998 and as of 2001 had 10 YR schools.-Glines; -NAYRE -- TAR
CHILOCCO INDIAN SCHOOL, Chilocco - Began YR in 1970s then dropped it..--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
Oregon
THREE LYNX, Estacada - Tried YR in 1970s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
CANABY - Dropped all YR school experiments begun in 1973.--Glines; NAYRE 3 TAR
DAMASCUS,  Boring - Began YR in 1975 then dropped it..--NAYRE 2 TAR
GRESHAM - Began YR in 1972 and dropped it in all nine schools, including two middle schools..--Glines; NAYRE 9 TAR
MOLALLA - Began YR in 1971 then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 2 TAR
PORTLAND - Began YR in 1974, dropped it in one school. As of 2001, two YR schools remained.--NAYRE 1 TAR
SALEM-KEIZER - Began YR in 1993, dropped one school, then at the end of the 2000-01 school year dropped YR in four of the remaining seven schools for the new school year and made plans to eliminate YR in the remaining three schools in 2002. No definitive studies were made on the academic impact, though the district's special projects coordinator said the results have been mixed. Among the YRS-related reasons for abandoning the eight-year experiment: day care problems created for parents, attendance declines, scheduling difficulties for in-service training for teachers and learning distractions created by hot weather.  --Statesman Journal, Salem, Oregon, June 24, 2001;  NAYRE 8 TAR
WOODBURN - Began YR in 1993, but returned all six modified calendar schools to a traditional calendar for the 2001-02 school year. 6 TAR
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Pennsylvania
ALIQUIPPA - Began YR in 1929 and dropped it by 1938.--Glines; Hermansen and Gove; NAYRE -- TAR
AMBRIDGE - Began YR in 1929 and dropped it by 1938.--Glines; Hermansen and Gove ; NAYRE -- TAR
CENTRAL COLUMBIA SCHOOL DISTRICT - A committee that had been studying the year-round school concept for 14 months, found no academic merit in the idea. The study committee recommended instead new summer and weekend programs to improve academic performance.--Press-Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Jan. 20, 1999; NAYRE --  CAR
CLARION STATE CENTER, Clarion - Began YR in 1973 and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 3 TAR
COATESVILLE AREA SCHOOL BOARD - Led by newly elected school board members who received support from parents opposed to a year-round calendar, the Coatesville board rescinded a previous motion to begin a year-round school program at one elementary school in 1996 and at two others the following year. "many parents had claimed that the Year Round Task Force's presentations were too one-sided in favor of year-round education," according to a report in the local paper. --Daily Local News, West Chester, Dec. 5, 1995; NAYRE 3 CAR
EAST STROUDSBURG AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT - The school board voted in January 1994 to scrap a proposed calendar change following a parent survey showing little support for the volunteer program. --The Morning Call, Allentown, Nov. 13, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
FAIRVIEW - Began YR in the  1970s then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
HEMPFIELD, Landisville - Began YR in 1974 then dropped it..-Glines; -NAYRE 1 TAR
MANHEIM TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT - The district decided not to pursue a year-round calendar, responding to criticism from the community over the proposal. --Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, March 16, 2002 CAR
PHILADELPHIA - Began YR in 1994  and dropped it; Resumed YR in one charter school in 1999 and one middle school in 2000.--NAYRE 1 TAR
PLEASANT VALLEY, POCONO MOUNTAIN - A 1998 survey of parents said "No year-round schooling for Pleasant Valley," according to school officials there. .--Pocono Post, April 1, 1999; NAYRE -- CAR
ROCHESTER AREA, Rochester - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
STATE COLLEGE AREA,  State College - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
WILKENSBURG - Began YR in 1995 then dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE 1 TAR
Rhode Island

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South Carolina
Though the state Legislature passed a law in March 2006 that requires public schools start no earlier than the third Monday in August, beginning with the fall of 2007, proponents of YRS  said vagueness in the law will allow school districts a way around it.  The law exempts "year-round school,"  but because neither the law or the state department of education define year-round school districts can adopt any kind of calendar they wish and call it a year-round calendar.  See: The Charlotte Observer, Dec. 10, 2006, "Clover Schools Consider New Calendar."
FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT -  Began YR in 1995 then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
HORRY COUNTY, Conway - Began YR in 1993 then  discontinued it in three schools, including a middle school. As of 2001, one school remained YR.--NAYRE 3 TAR
ROCK HILL - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
SPARTANBURG - The district tried and dropped YR in the 1970s, then revived it in 1998. As of 2001, the district had one year-round school.--Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Tennessee has been a target state for the promoters of the year-round/balanced calendar. At the start of  the 2000-01 school year,  there were 14 school districts and 30 schools in the state using a year-round calendar, compared to two school districts and two school using it five years earlier, according to  figures produced by the National Association For Year-Round Education. However, there has been fierce opposition to the year-round calendar in many communities.  A Chattanooga Times survey of the top graduating seniors from the Class of '97 found an overwhelming majority of valedictorians interviewed preferred the traditional school year. (The Chattanooga Times, May 20, 1997)  Similar sentiment was expressed by  students in 1992,  at a convention of the Student Congress on Policies in Education, a statewide group. (Oak Ridger, May 6, 1992) The surveyed high school students opposed both the year-round calendar and a longer school year.
ANDERSON COUNTY -  Anderson County and the Clinton City School system considered a year-round calendar in 1995, but decided against it. PTO members were overwhelming against it. --The Courier-News,  Clinton, Dec. 17, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
ELIZABETHTON CITY SCHOOLS - The school district did a year-round school feasibility study in 1998, but as of the 2000-01 school year, no schools had gone year-round.-- Elizabethton Star, June 24, 1998;  NAYRE -- CAR
JOHNSON CITY - In 1995, parents at the laboratory school for advanced learning at East Tennessee State University campus  vehemently opposed a switch to a year-round calendar.  The local newspaper reported: "The issue apparently has become so volatile among parents that College of Education Dean Martha Collins declined to allow the Johnson City Press to interview students on campus...as scheduled." An independent survey found an overwhelming majority of parents opposed the switch. (Note: A proposal for  year-round calendar was later introduced and the University School switched to a year-round calendar in 1998.  A total of 205 students were enrolled in that year-round school program in the 2001-02 school year.)--Johnson City Press, Feb. 26, 199,  NAYRE 1 CAR
KNOX COUNTY SCHOOLS, Knoxville - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it.--NAYRE -- TAR
KINGSPORT - In 1995, school officials scuttled the idea of using a year-round calendar in three elementary schools after a survey found parents and teachers preferred a traditional school year. from 74 to 79 percent of those surveyed at three schools opposed the year-round calendar.--Kingsport Times-News, Feb. 6, 1995 3 CAR
RUTHERFORD COUNTY -  A proposal for district wide year-round school was defeated in March 2001 after loud objections from parents. Dual calendars were approved for just two schools.A middle school in Murfreesboro and an elementary in Smyrna also pulled the plug on its year-round pilot schools in the 2002-03 school year, higher costs and parent oppositoin cited as the reasons. -- Murfreesboro Daily News Journal March 2, 2001, Tennessean, July 28, 2003. -- CAR
MEMPHIS - Tried YR in the 1970s and dropped it, then revived YR in 1995. As of 2000 there were two YR schools.--NAYRE -- TAR

WILLIAMSON COUNTY SCHOOLS - A year-round calendar proposal for five schools was rejected after a parent survey  taken in 1998 at the five proposed schools found lack of support. As of the 2001-2002 school year, none of the Williamson County schools had switched to a year-round calendar. Efforts were again made in 2005 to change the calendar but were defeated following fierce objections by parents (seehttp://www.wcscalendar.com/). --The Review Appeal, Franklin, Tenn.; interview, Williamson County Schools; NAYRE

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Texas
EDITOR'S NOTE: Texas, one of first states to jump on the year-round school bandwagon in the 1990s, has rapidly retreated from the schedule. Texas Education Agency records show that by the 1997-98 school year the number of year-round schools mad mushroomed to 337 schools in 61 districts, impacting 187,774 children.  The numbers shrunk dramatically by 2001-01 school year, when just 35 districts and 126 schools had 63,037 students on a year-round calendar. (See: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/doc/1047/1:METRO076/1:METRO760421101.html
Dallas school board trustees eliminated the year-round calendar , saying the program did not produced substantial achievement gains or lower absenteeism and did not prove to be cost-effective.
DEER PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT - Returned to a traditional school year in 1994, after two years of YRS. --The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 1995; NAYRE directory

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ALDINE INDEPENDENT,  Houston - Tried YR in 1991 then dropped it. --NAYRE 9 TAR
ALIEF INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it. --NAYRE 2 TAR
ALLEN INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it. --NAYRE  5 TAR
ALVIN INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it. --NAYRE  3 TAR
AMARILLO - Tried YR in the early 1900s then dropped it. Revived YR in 1994, dropping five schools by 2000, then another five between 2000 and 2001. As of 2001, four YR schools remained. In the 2001-02 school year, only 3 schools remained YR--NAYRE 11 TAR
ARLINGTON INDEPENDENT - Began YR  in 1992, then dropped it. .--NAYRE 5 TAR
AUSTIN INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped a YR middle school, and by the 2001 school year dropped YR from the remaining 12 schools.--NAYRE; Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Dec. 1, 2000; The Village, Austin, May 25, 2001 13 TAR
AXTELL INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1995, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
BEAUMONT INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 5 TAR
BRAZOSPORT INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991 and dropped all YR schools by 2001.--NAYRE 5 TAR
BRONTE - Began YR in 1996, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
BROWNFIELD INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in  1995, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
BROWNSVILLE INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1991, then dropped it.--NAYRE 5 TAR
CANYON INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1992, then dropped it in all schools by 1998.--NAYRE 7 TAR
CLINT INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1993, then dropped all YR schools by 2000.--NAYRE 10 TAR
COLLEGE STATION -  Began YR in 1993 then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
CONROE INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1989 then dropped it (included four middle schools)..--NAYRE 11 TAR
CRYSTAL CITY INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it..--NAYRE 1 TAR
CYPRESS-FAIRBANKS - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it (including at 10 middle schools).--NAYRE 40 TAR
DALLAS INDEPENDENT  - Began yr in 1992, then gradually dropped in 14 schools by 2000, and finally in all schools by the beginning of the 2001 school year, except for one charter school. At its  height, there were 22 YR schools in Dallas, according to a Texas newspaper, but NAYRE directory figures indicate 25. --NAYRE; Forth Worth Star-Telegram, Forth Worth, April 22, 2001 24 TAR
DAYTON INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
DEER PARK - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it. --NAYRE 1 TAR
DICKINSON INDEPENENT -  Began YR in 1993 then dropped it. --NAYRE 3 TAR
DUNCANVILLE INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1997, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
ECTOR COUNTY INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped one school. As of 2001, one remained..--NAYRE 1 TAR
EL PASO INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1996, then dropped it..--NAYRE 7 TAR
ELGIN INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1997, then dropped it .--NAYRE 1 TAR
FORT WORTH INDEPENDENT  - Tried YR in the 1970s then dropped it. Revived YR in 1992, then dropped 22 schools, including 8 middle schools. By 2000, 11 YR schools remained, then another seven were dropped by the 2001 school year, leaving 4 remaining YR schools. School officials reported no academic gains and declines in attendance at middle schools and high schools on a traditional calendar as a result of older siblings being taken out of school to baby-sit younger siblings during the  year-round calendar frequent breaks. --Glines, NAYRE,  Forth Worth Star-Telegram, April 22, 2001 and Feb. 10, 1998 29-plus TAR
FRIENDSWOOD INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE, Grapevine - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
HARLANDALE INDEPENDENT, San Antonio - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it, including in two middle schools.--NAYRE 9 TAR
HARLINGEN CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it .--NAYRE 4 TAR
HOUSTON INDEPENDENT - Tried YR in the 1970s then dropped it, then revived it in 1983. As of 2001, one public YR school remained and one charter YR school was still operating.--Glines; NAYRE 25-plus TAR
HUMBLE INDEPENDENT - Tried YR in 1994, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
HUNTSVILLE INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1994, then dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
IRVING INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
INFORMATIONAL REFERRAL, McAllen - Began YR in 1997 then dropped it..--NAYRE 1 TAR
KELLER INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1995, then dropped it .--NAYRE 4 TAR
KENNEDY INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1995, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
LA PORTE INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 7 TAR
LAURELES INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
LIBERTY-EYLAU,  Texarkana - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it..--NAYRE 1 TAR
LITTLEFIELD INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1995, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
LONGVIEW INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
LUBBOCK - Began YR in 1994, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
MANSFIELD INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1992 then dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
MCALLEN INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1994, then dropped all schools by 2001.--NAYRE 3 TAR
MCKINNEY INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1993, then dropped one school in 2000. One YR school remained as of 2001. 1 TAR
NIXON-SMILEY CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1996, then dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
NORTH FOREST INDEPENDENT, Houston - Began YR in 1993, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
NORTHSIDE INDEPENDENT, San Antonio - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it.--NAYRE 35 TAR
PLANO -  Began YR in 1991, then dropped it.--NAYRE 2 TAR
RICHARDSON  - Began YR in 1993 then dropped it.--NAYRE 3 TAR
ROBSTOWN INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1993 then dropped three elementary schools. As of 2001, nine YR schools remained..--NAYRE 3 TAR
SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1993 then dropped it.--NAYRE 95 TAR
SAN DIEGO INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1993 then dropped it.--NAYRE 4 TAR
SHELDON INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1992, then dropped one elementary. As of 2001, four YR schools remained..--NAYRE 1 TAR
SHERMAN INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it..--NAYRE 4 TAR
SPRING BRANCH, Houston - began YR in 1991, then dropped it..--NAYRE 1 TAR
TAFT INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1994, then dropped it. .--NAYRE 5 TAR
TEXARKANA INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1992, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
VIDOR INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992 then dropped it.--NAYRE 4 TAR
WACO INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1991 then dropped it, including a middle school. .--NAYRE 10 TAR
WAXAHACHIE INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it. .--NAYRE 1 TAR
WEBB CONSOLIDATED - Began YR in 1995, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
WESLACO INDEPENDENT - Began YR in 1991, then dropped it, including in two middle schools.--NAYRE 8 TAR
WEST INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1994 then dropped it..--NAYRE TAR
WEST TEXAS STATE -  Began YR in 1996, then dropped it.--NAYRE 1 TAR
WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT -  Began YR in 1992, then dropped  YR in nine  schools. As of 2001, nine YR schools remained.--NAYRE 9 TAR
YSELTA SCHOOLS  - Began YR in 1992, then dropped it in one school. As of 2001, four YR schools remained..--NAYRE 1 TAR
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Utah
ALPINE SCHOOL DISTRICT -  The board voted in 1999  to return all schools to traditional calendar,  some of which which had been operating on a YR calendar since 1985.The district opted for extended day as a means to address school overcrowding. --The Daily Herald, Provo, Feb. 10, 1999 and April 7, 1999 and NAYRE directories. 4 TAR
CACHE COUNTY - The school board voted in 1995 to return 12,000 students, representing 40 percent of the district enrollment, to a traditional school year. Parents objected to the calendar and test scores didn't improve. --The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 1995 and NAYRE directory

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CHAMPLAIN, Burlington - Tried YR in 1971 anD dropped it. --Hermansen and Gove; NAYRE -- TAR
Virginia
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Washington

ARLINGTON - The school district put the breaks on a proposal to switch several schools to a multi-track calendar.  --The Herald ,  Everett, November 1, 1998 & NAYRE directories. --

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BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT - The elementary and junior high schools placed on a multitrack calendar in 1974  because of overcrowding were returned to a traditional school year following passage in 1981 of a bond issue to build new  schools.  --The Baltimore Sun, April 2, 1994; Glines; and NAYRE directories

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ISSAQUAH SCHOOL DISTRICT - A  task force rejected YR in 1995, and several attempts since to rekindle interest have been thwarted by parents. As of 2001, no schools were YR.  --The Issaquah Press , November 19, 1997 & NAYRE directories. --

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FEDERAL WAY - Dropped a year-round middle school.  --NAYRE  directories

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FRANKLIN PIERCE- The district in Tacoma tried a year-round calendar in the 1970s and later returned to a traditional school year.  --Glines and NAYRE directories --

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LAKE STEVENS SCHOOL DISTRICT - A Growth Committee considered multi-tracking to address overcrowding, but no school had switched calendars as of the 2000-2001 school year.  --The Lake Stevens Journal,  April 22, 1998 & NAYRE directories. -- CAR
MONROE SCHOOL DISTRICT - A task force was formed in 1996 to study YRS, but no schools had been switched as of the 2000-2001 school year.  --The Herald, December 26, 1996, and NAYRE directories. -- CAR
SOUTH KITSAP SCHOOL BOARD - The district had tried year-round  schools in the 1970s but discontinued them. The idea was recommended again in 1997 by a task force but abandoned  because of funding shortfalls. The district estimated it would cost as much as $1 million a year alone for the high school to switch to year-round. --Port Orchard Independent, July 2, 1997; Glines;  and NARYE directories. --

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Wisconsin
APPLETON - In 1992, a school study committee rejected the idea of switching to a year-round calendar. --Media report -- CAR
GREEN BAY - In fall 1995, the school board voted against a YR elementary school pilot program, citing costs of transportation, the need for more research and low parent support. A survey found 85 percent of parents opposed it. --Green Bay News-Chronicle, Oct. 12, 1995; NAYRE -- CAR
KENOSHA -  A proposal in spring 1999 to implement YR was greeting by strong parent opposition. The district sent 8 school officials to a YR conference, but backed off the idea.  As of 2001, no schools were YR. --Kenosha News, March 10, 1999; NAYRE -- CAR
RACINE UNIFIED - The district, which has experimented with YR since 1994, dropped YR from the middle school. One YR elementary school remains. --NAYRE -- TAR
Wyoming
LARAMIE COUNTY, CHEYENNE - YR tried in the 1970s then dropped. --Glines; NAYRE -- TAR
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Puerto Rico
HATO REY - Began YR in 1970 but later dropped it for all 13 schools..--NAYRE 13 TAR
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