Next year's academic calendar will come before the Beaufort County Board of Education next week without the extra days off typically scheduled in April for the Heritage golf tournament.
The school district doesn't have concrete dates for the 2012 tournament, said Sean Alford, the district's instructional services chief.
"Until that time comes, we're not going to plan for kids to be out of school," he said.
The board plans to vote Tuesday on the 2011-12 calendar for the county's public schools. The school year would end a few days earlier if students don't get the extra time off for the tournament.
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The school district and several private schools on Hilton Head typically give students time off during the week of the island's PGA Tour event because many students and teachers volunteer for the tournament.
Organizers are still searching for a title sponsor for the 2012 event. They said at last month's media day the tournament needs a new sponsor soon if it is to stay on the tour's schedule.
This year will mark the 43rd annual tournament. Verizon or its corporate predecessors had sponsored the Heritage since 1986, but the company announced about 18 months ago that the 2010 tournament would be its last in the title role.
To secure a spot on this year's tour schedule, the foundation that runs the tournament pledged $4 million from its reserves, and Hilton Head and Beaufort County each made $1 million commitments.
This year's tournament will be April 21-24 at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines. Public school students across Beaufort County won't have classes April 20-22 -- the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Heritage week. Staff will be in school April 20 for a professional development day.
Alford said the district would reconvene its calendar committee if and when dates for the 2012 tournament are set. The committee then would decide whether to approach the school board about changing the calendar to give students time off for the tournament.