In a meeting Tuesday evening, the Metro School Board approved a compromised calendar.
Under the new calendar, students will be in class for 175 days, the same number of days they are currently in session. Three intercession days, which will be used as optional study days, have also been worked into the calendar.
Students will also receive five days each for fall and spring break and five days built in for inclement weather.
"The compromise calendar really incorporates a lot of the components of what we were after in a balance calendar. It shortens the summer a little bit, it gives some extra time for remediation in the spring, but it doesn't go quite as far as the balance calendar did," Dr. Jesse Register said.
Register initially asked the school board to add five additional days to the academic calendar in a meeting in mid-August.
He said he believed the proposed extra school days would help increase academic performance.
Had the school board approved the extended calendar, which would have added additional days, it would have cost around $20 million.