Answers to many of the Frequently Asked Questions from PROSE schools have been posted on the PROSE Knowledge Base.
Calendar Change Requests:
Schools that need additional time for staff development can request calendar changes. However, please consider the following guidelines:
Calendar change requests cannot be considered during weeks with testing, shortened sessions, parent teacher conferences or other non-instructional days, as well as during the first week of school and/or the day after or before a 3 day weekend or citywide school recess. New York State Education Department (NYSED) permits up to 3 shortened sessions per semester, given that schools can still meet the weekly instructional time requirement. The office of the Deputy Chancellor of Operations will not be considering non-instructional day requests for full non-attendance days prior to April 1, 2016. Every year the calendar configuration varies and unfortunately with Labor Day being so late in September and most of the moving holidays landing on school days, there are less aidable days in our school calendar this year. Schools who are able to indicate a clear rationale, and need, for a calendar change can apply for one to two full non-attendance days that take place after April 1, 2016. Approval will be contingent on the state of our school-day count.