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Posted March 11, 2014

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March Testing Gives Way to Spring Break in April

We pushed spring break back a month to April 14-18 to accommodate state testing.

Spring break for Albuquerque Public Schools will be April 14-18 this school year, about a month later than last year. The Board of Education, at the recommendation of a calendar committee, made the adjustment to accommodate mandatory state testing that began this week for elementary and middle school students. High school students will take the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment next week.

Spring break will take place the week before Easter and will include the Vernal Holiday (Good Friday) on April 18, which is a paid holiday for all APS employees.

Next year's calendar will look similar, with spring break beginning at the end of March rather than in the middle of the month due to testing. Spring break for 2015 will be March 30-April 3.

The calendar committee is made up of district administrators, principals, union representatives, parents and a school board member. The committee sought public input on its proposed calendar before making its recommendation to the Board of Education.

Go here for all school calendar dates.

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