One of my friends said her school system is thinking about implementing what is called a "balanced calendar" next year.

This is what the plan entails:
Starting school in 2009 in Aug. 12. After a 60-day corporationwide trimester, there would be a three-week break in November. After school resumed for another 60-day trimester, there would be another three-week break at the end of March before the final trimester. According to this plan, the final trimester would end on June 17.

Does anyone have any experience with this? She said that many schools around the nation have implemented something like this and Indiana is behind the times.