The school board last week approved two calendars for next school year — one that complies with the state law that says classes cannot begin earlier than two weeks before Labor Day and has classes begin on August 24, and another provisional calendar that has classes begin on August 17. The provisional calendar can only be enacted if the law is amended to allow for a school district to set its own start date.
If classes begin on August 24, the first semester will not end until after the winter break, on January 15. Parents, educators and school board members have expressed concern that extending the semester into January means that high school students will be required to take final exams after the winter break. School board members have encouraged parents to contact state representatives and the governor to express support for a change to the state law.
The approved 2015-2016 calendar:
The provisional 2015-2016 calendar:
On both calendars:
The following require further review and are not yet listed on either calendar:
For more information please contact the School District Office of Labor Relations at 561-357-7696.