If the Board of Education agrees, parent-teacher conferences will move to the same two days starting next fall (2022).
That change is among the most significant proposed in school-year calendars for the next two years (2022-2023 and 2023-2024). The board started the review and approval process Tuesday (Nov. 16) by conducting a public hearing. It is expected to vote to adopt the calendars at its Dec. 14 meeting. The calendars were created with input from teachers and building leaders who comprise the Calendar Committee. View the proposed calendars
Historically, the Junior/Senior High School holds conferences in early October and the Elementary School in mid-November. As part of a one-year trial, both buildings will be closed for two days (Oct. 27-28) simultaneously. Such a move has been advocated for by parents who have children in both buildings. Building leaders and teachers will review the feedback before setting the fall 2023 dates.
Another change being considered: the addition of four late starts (one each in September, November, January, and May). The two-hour delay moves the start of school to 10 a.m. Teachers will use the time to work on district initiatives; the move is expected to result in fewer substitutes being needed throughout the year. The late-start dates were advocated for by the district’s Strategic Plan Community Committee in recognition of the additional collaborative work being asked of teachers.
Other key dates to take note of include:
- Agora 2022 (yes Agora is back!) and is scheduled for Nov. 14-18.
- Commencement 2023 is Thursday, June 1.
- Commencement 2024 is Thursday, May 30.