Not much will change as far as calendars go for the next two school years after the Board of Education unanimously approved the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school calendars for Wilton public schools during its May 28 meeting.\u201cThere is only one change. We\u2019re moving the professional learning day from Feb. 3 to Dec. 11,\u201d said Board of Education Chair Bruce Likly.\u201cDr. Smith asked that we do that to provide greater flexibility to them [the teachers].\u201dLikly said the 2016-17 calendar is \u201cvery much in line with the school calendar this year and the one we\u2019ll have next year.\u201d\u201cIf there are changes we do need to make to the 15-16 calendar, we will revisit it,\u201d he said, adding that \u201capproving the 16-17 calendar now enables our families to start planning their vacations.\u201d Regional calendar Last August, the Connecticut Department of Education passed legislation establishing the Uniform Regional School Calendar Task Force, which developed guidelines for each Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) to use in developing uniform regional school calendars. According to the task force\u2019s January 2014 final report, those guidelines include: At least 180 student school days each school year. A common start date. Two common professional development and in-service training days for certified employees. Three vacation periods \u2014 one during the summer and no more than two can be week-long. The regional calendar \u2014 which does not regulate early release days, snow day allowances, high school graduation dates and last-day-of-school dates for students - allows district and regions five flexible days for cultural and religious observances. Wilton\u2019s 2015-16 school calendar is \u201cmostly aligned with the proposed regional calendar,\u201d Superintendent Kevin Smith said last September. \u201cThe key difference,\u201d he said, \u201cis that in the proposed regional calendar, the students start school two days later than what\u2019s proposed here [in Wilton\u2019s 2015-16 calendar].\u201d Next school year The first day of school for Wilton students is set for Aug. 31, with Labor Day falling on Sept. 7. Rosh\u00a0Hashanah\u00a0falls on Sept. 14,\u00a0Yom\u00a0Kippur\u00a0on Sept. 23, and Columbus Day on Oct. 12 next school year. Schools, offices and departments will be closed each of those days. Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 26-29, with a shortened day on Nov. 25, and school resuming Nov. 30. Beginning with a shortened day on Dec. 23, winter break is set for Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, with school resuming Jan. 4. Martin Luther King Day will fall on Jan. 18. Students will not have school on Feb. 11, which has been designated a\u00a0development day for staff. February holiday will take place Feb. 12-15, the last day of which is Presidents' Day. School will resume Feb. 16. Good Friday falls on March 25 next year and April vacation will take place April 11-15, with school resuming April 18. Memorial Day will fall on May 30 next year, during which schools, offices and departments will be closed. Wilton High School's 2016\u00a0graduation will be held on or after the 181st day, with the exact date to be determined after April 1. Click here\u00a0to view the 2015-16 calendar. Click here\u00a0to view the 2016-17\u00a0calendar.