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Definition: Year Round Education is when schools operate on a 180 day system, yet they spread these days out across the year with shorter breaks between each term as opposed to a longer summer break. Implementation of year round education can be done in one of two ways: single-track or multi-track. Single-track year round education involves an entire school using the same calendar and getting the same holidays off. Multi-track year round education has groups of students attending school at different times with different vacations. Multi-tracking usually occurs because it is a way for school districts to save money. However, concerns with multi-tracking can include staffing concerns and situations where parents with multiple children end up in different tracks thereby complicating child care and vacation situations.

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