Calabria school calendar, Princi: “The start and end dates of lessons and compliance with the 203 days are binding for schools”


By John

The vice president with responsibility for education, Giusi Princi, in wishing a good start to the school year to the school directors and teaching staff and Ata who from 1 September will be called upon to plan the activities that will characterize the new year, recalls that the Calabria Region, with decree no. 40 of 31 May 2023, signed by the president Roberto Occhiutohas made official the calendar for the year 2023-2024 which will concern all educational institutions of all levels in the region.

School lessons will begin on 14 September 2023, in all schools of all levels.

They will end on Saturday 8 June 2024 in primary (elementary), lower secondary (middle) and upper secondary (high) schools; Saturday 29 June in the nursery school.

The Christmas holidays will be from 23 December 2023 to 5 January 2024, the Easter holidays from 28 March to 2 April 2024.

In total there will be 203 days of lessons. As regards the days recognized as national holidays, the Calabria Region has established that no lessons will be held on the following dates: Thursday 2 November 2023 – commemoration of the deceased; Saturday 9 December 2023 – inter-holiday; Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 February 2024 – Carnival; Friday 26 and Saturday 27 April 2024 – inter-holidays.

“Obviously – explains vice-president Princi at the end – the educational institutions, within their autonomy, will be able to adapt the calendar in relation to the needs deriving from the training offer plan, guaranteeing, however, compliance with the number of days indicated from the school calendar (2023), and the start and end dates set by the Region. Therefore – Princi also underlines – the dates of 14 September and 8 June, set by the Region, are binding. Therefore, all the days of suspension of educational activities identified by the educational institutions within their autonomy will have to be made up, guaranteeing the achievement of the 203 days foreseen by the regional calendar”.