Calendar Committee 2016-2017

Purpose: 

To recommend a school calendar to the Board to include: dates for opening and closing classes, the length and dates of vacation, and the days designated as legal school holidays. The school calendar shall have a minimum of one hundred eighty (180) days of pupil instruction. In addition, seven (7) pupil instruction-related days may be scheduled for the purposes of:

  1. Pre-school staff orientation (not to exceed two [2] days)
  2. Staff in-service training programs
  3. Parent/teacher conferences 

2016 - 2017 Agenda:
To make a recommendation to the Board for the 2018-2019 school year.

Chairperson: 

Mindy Kiser, Director of Human Resources

Meeting Frequency: 

Annually 

Usual Meeting Place: 

District Office Building

Meeting Dates and Times: 

TBD

Committee Members: 

TBD

Other Information: 

The Calendar Committee carefully considers these factors when setting forth calendar options:

  • Start of school year conducive to family and staff schedules (summer work, summer school, etc.)
  • End of school year conducive to family and staff schedules
  • Quarters (45 days), semesters (90 days)
  • ITBS and CRT tests (March & April)
  • Athletic seasons and schedules
  • Other student activity schedules
  • Limiting the number of less than full weeks as attendance and work completion can be affected
  • Graduation—families like it on Memorial Day weekend so relatives can travel
  • Holidays & Breaks—consider frequency, disruptiveness, stress level relief, etc.
  • Usual holidays: Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day
  • A limited number of families are able to take advantage of long breaks for vacations. Vacations can actually be a burden on families due to daycare issues.
  • Long breaks can be difficult for low-income students as school is often where they receive 2 meals per day and have consistency in schedules.
  • PIR Days (7 total per OPI):
    • Start of Year Preparations (traditionally 2 days)
    • MEA – October—2 days
    • Parent Teacher Conferences – Fall and Spring
    • 1 District-Directed PIR