• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 27 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG started 28 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Check out our happy birthday post here: Happy Birthday TUG!
  • TUG is asking for recent reviews of older resorts, earn a free year membership!

    Read more here
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $17,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $17 Million dollars
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Here are Spring Vacation dates for 2009

Dave M

TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2004
Messages
12,242
Reaction score
9
Points
473
Location
Sun City Hilton Head, SC
Here is an updated version – for 2009 - of a school spring vacation schedule that I have posted on TUG at about this time of year each of the past seven years. The schedule is useful in determining what weeks will likely be very busy at various resorts but should not be relied on for your own school district plans, since schedules often vary among school districts within a state.

Where multiple weeks are listed and separated by “or”, each such week is vacation in at least one school district. Easter falls on April 12. The weeks immediately before and after Easter are popular vacation weeks. Also popular are the last two weeks of March and (in New England) the third week of April.

The schedule lists 2009 spring vacation periods for every state and DC, except for Rhode Island and West Virginia, for which I could not yet locate 2008-2009 approved calendars.

Please note that the dates are representative only, are for traditional tracks, not year-round school calendars, and do not include colleges or private schools. Many states have varying vacation dates in different school districts. Only sample dates for each state are reflected here.

AL – 3/16-20
AK – 3/9-13
AZ – 3/9-13
AR – 3/23-27
CA – 4/6-10 or 4/10-17
CO – 3/23-27 or 4/13-17
CT – 3/23-27 or 4/8-17
DE – 4/10-19
DC – 3/23-27
FL – 4/6-10
GA – 4/6-10
HI – 3/23-4/3 (two weeks per state law)
ID – 3/23-27 or 3/30-4/3
IL – 3/30-4/3 or 4/6-13
IN – 3/30-4/3
IA – 3/16-20
KS – 3/16-20
KY – 3/30-4/3 or 4/6-10
LA – 4/13-17
ME – 4/20-24
MD – 4/6-13
MA – 4/20-24
MI – 4/6-13
MN – 4/6-10
MS – 3/16-20 or 4/10-17
MO – 3/16-20 or 4/6-10
MT – 3/30-4/3 or 4/6-10
NE – 3/9-13 or 4/6-10
NV – 4/6-10 or 4/13-17
NH – 4/20-24
NJ – 4/6-10
NM – 3/23-27
NY – 4/9-17
NC – 4/13-17
ND – 4/9-13
OH – 3/23-27 or 4/6-10 or 4/8-13 or 4/2-8
OK – 3/16-20
OR – 3/23-27
PA – 4/6-10 or 4/9-13
RI – not yet available
SC – 4/6-10
SD – 4/10-13
TN – 3/16-20 or 3/23-27
TX – 3/16-20
UT – 4/13-17
VT – 4/20-24
VA – 4/6-10
WA – 3/30-4/3 or 4/6-10
WV – not yet available
WI – 4/6-10 or 4/10-17
WY – 3/16-20 or 3/23-27 or 4/9-13
 

SusanMu

Guest
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
59
Reaction score
0
Points
6
Location
NH
NH is the week after MA. For both February and April break.
 

Dave M

TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2004
Messages
12,242
Reaction score
9
Points
473
Location
Sun City Hilton Head, SC
Please read the details of my post that state the list is not exhaustive. However, I believe as I qualified it, the list is accurate:
Many states have varying vacation dates in different school districts. Only sample dates for each state are reflected here.
In New Hampshire, for example, not all schools have spring vacation the week after MA schools. Littleton and Rochester are examples of school districts that have spring vacation in 2009 in the third week of April (4/20-24), the same week as Massachusetts.

I did not list any dates unless I could find at least two school districts with specific vacation dates. And, as stated, I did not try to list every school vacation period. I don't have enough time to do that much research! :)
 

Cathyb

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
4,935
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Location
Carlsbad, CA
Thank you DaveM. Lots of hard work on your part and very helpful :)
 

wcfr1

TUG Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2005
Messages
477
Reaction score
0
Points
16
Location
Largo, Florida
Dave- As you have said, many counties and districts make their own schedule. As a result how do you determine the week for a state? Do you take an average of every county or just review a few of the bigger counties etc?

For example for my home state of Florida you list April 6-10. While I think Hillsborough County has that week scheduled most of the surrounding counties have the week before scheduled.

It appears to be a lot of work and I am sure many appreciate yor work.

Lou
 

Dave M

TUG Lifetime Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2004
Messages
12,242
Reaction score
9
Points
473
Location
Sun City Hilton Head, SC
Although the majority of states have the same spring vacation throughout the state, a significant number (including Florida) have two or more different vacation periods. That's why I posted as I did in responding to Susan. My response to you would be the same:
Many states have varying vacation dates in different school districts. Only sample dates for each state are reflected here.
As I stated in the OP, I had no intent to list all vacation weeks in every state. Rather the intent was to provide a guide that would give timeshare owners some sense as to which weeks would have more families vacationing than other weeks.

In developing the list, I identified at least three separate school districts in each state that had published a calendar for 2008-2009 and listed vacation periods based on what I found. There is no question that I might well have listed more vacation periods had I attempted to locate 2008-2009 calendars for some higher number of school districts in each state.
 

Honeydew

TUG Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2005
Messages
100
Reaction score
1
Points
16
Location
RI
Update for RI dates for spring break

RI – not yet available
I just checked our school district calendar and we are off from:

April 10 - 17th.

On a side note, I also noticed that "we" are off for more than 2 weeks at Christmas. Our last day in school is Dec. 19th and we don't go back until Jan. 5th ! :banana:
 

Twinkstarr

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2007
Messages
7,269
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Location
Ohio
I think you're pretty close for OH, the state decide to move testing to the week of 4/20. We have had it the last few years last week of April/first week of May.

Guess Comrade Strickland's group doesn't realize Easter moves every year or as some of my conspiracy theory friends think it's a way to move Spring Break to a fixed week in March(being PC not having it around a religious holiday).

Our district had originally had SB for the week 4/13 but moved it to week of 4/6. Not a good idea to start testing the day the kids get back from break.
 

grest

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2005
Messages
1,676
Reaction score
0
Points
246
Location
Ocala, FL
Marion County, FL: March 30-April 3
Connie
 

falmouth3

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
3,417
Reaction score
22
Points
38
Location
Burlington, MA
I was wondering if anyone (Dave?) has started compiling the 2010 calendar for Spring break yet...

Sue
 

Twinkstarr

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2007
Messages
7,269
Reaction score
0
Points
36
Location
Ohio
I was wondering if anyone (Dave?) has started compiling the 2010 calendar for Spring break yet...

Sue
From past experiences, our 09-10 schedule will be made "official" at the March school board meeting. I know some districts keep it as a big secret, but I've called about now in the past and they have no problem giving me dates for Xmas and Easter breaks.
 

DeniseM

Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
55,515
Reaction score
6,145
Points
1,849
Dave M is on an extended vacation, so I wouldn't expect anything for another month to 6 weeks, at the earliest.
 

dougp26364

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
13,349
Reaction score
1,566
Points
648
Location
Kansas
Resorts Owned
Marriott Grand Chateau
Marriott Shadow Ridge
Marriott Ocean Pointe
Marriott Destination Club Points
Hilton Grand Vacation Club Las Vegas Blvd
Grand Colorado on Peak 8
Spinnaker French Quarter Resort Branson
Glad to read this as our trip to California does not coincide with their spring break weeks. It will also help to gauge when to request for Hawaii in 2010 as I'd just as soon avoid their spring break weeks as well.
 
Top