Calendar Committee 2016-2017
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:
- Pre-school staff orientation (not to exceed two  days)
- Staff in-service training programs
- Parent/teacher conferences
2016 - 2017 Agenda:
To make a recommendation to the Board for the 2018-2019 school year.
Mindy Kiser, Director of Human Resources
District Office Building
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