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The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education recently approved an updated 2018-19 calendar. A few changes were made to the calendar after contract negotiations were finalized with collective bargaining groups. The most notable changes were made to increase teacher compensation in a fiscally responsible manner as well as to align teacher salaries with comparable districts to retain and recruit high-quality educators by reducing teacher contract days by 1 day.

The changes to the calendar are:
• Jan. 4 becomes a teacher workday versus a winter break day
• Jan. 7 becomes a student day versus a teacher workday
• May 22 becomes the last day of school for students
• Teachers close the school year May 23 and May 24 (one day is a teacher work day, the other day is a professional development day)

To view the complete revised 2018-19 calendar, click here.

Why were these changes made to the calendar after it was already published?
We publish the calendar as soon as possible to give families ample time to plan accordingly. The Omaha Public Schools Board of Education recently finalized the teacher negotiated contract for the 2018-19 school year. In order to increase teacher compensation in a fiscally responsible manner, as well as to align teacher salaries with comparable districts to retain and recruit high-quality educators, the decision was made to decrease the number of teacher days by one.

What impact does this have on student days?
The changes to the 2018-19 OPS calendar reflects one less student day. This still puts OPS well above the state minimum requirement for student days and instructional minutes.

If you have additional questions regarding changes, please contact the Research Department at (531) 299-0226.

Thank you for your continued support of Omaha Public Schools.
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