The USD 383 school board approved the adoption of the 2020-21 calendar year on first reading Wednesday.
Assistant Superintendent Eric Reid says the district surveyed several groups for a proposed calendar since they didn’t know how much of a window they might have for construction. They were ready to extend the summer, but were given the go ahead from contractors to start around the same time. They were told it wouldn’t be necessary.
However, they are still planning on less days with longer school days. Reid says they received positive feedback from elementary and middle school faculty on this calendar.
The school year will start on August 12 and the semester will end on December 18. Classes will resume on January 5 and the school year will end with a half day May 12, 2021. Next year’s Spring Break will be March 15-19.
One of the biggest changes is the district will not have President’s Day off in February.