Calendar Committee 2019-2020

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

2019 – 2020 Agenda:
To make a recommendation to the Board for the 2021-2022 school year.

Chairperson: 
Kerry Dattilo, Human Resources Director
Meeting Frequency: 

Annually

Usual Meeting Place: 

District Office Building

Meeting Dates and Times: 
  • TBD
Committee Members: 

Kerry Dattilo – Chair
Katie Allen
Darren Brown
Paul Culbertson
Brent Cutler
Erika Hagel
Ev Hall
Mike Henneberg
Heather Hoyer
Gordon Johnson
Shelly Kelly
Jim Kelly
Laneya Martin
Deidre Martinko
Amanda McCarvel
Jamie McGraw
Shannon McKiernan
Dusty Molyneaux
Tom Moore
Dawn O’Leary
Susan Quinn
Kim Ray
Heather Spurzem
Jim Stone
Ruth Uecker
Pat Volkmar
Jessa Youngers

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