04-22-2008 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #38


Title
F-9. 2008-2009 School Year Calendar

Discussion

At the March 11 and March 25 School Board meetings, the Board discussed a memorandum from Bill Hall, Director of Educational Leadership and Professional Development, regarding the Senior Staff's recommendation to keep the currently approved 2008-2009 school year calendar.  At the direction of the Board, the Superintendent was asked to look at options to the calendar that will allow the district to hold exams prior to the Winter Vacation. 

As a follow-up to the March 25 School Board meeting and at the request of the School Board, the Superintendent directed Brenda Blackburn, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, to get general input from principals and teachers about their reaction to having teachers report to school two days earlier than originally planned for August, 2008 (see attached).  The Superintendent requested that principals facilitate the discussion at their schools and communicate their findings to the Area Superintendents by April 14, 2008.  The feedback that the Area Superintendents collected identified Option 3 as the overwhelming preference.



Recommendation

It is recommended that the School Board adopt Calendar Option 3 for the 2008-2009 school year.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/11/2008
Information3/25/2008
Consent after Information4/22/2008

Authority for Action
FS 1001.42 - General Duties of the School Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact
Bill Hall, Director, Educational Leadership and Professional Development, x-240


Attachment:  School Calendar 2008 Chart Bd Mtg 3 25 08 jj.pdf
Attachment:  School Calendar 2008 3 25 08 (6).pdf
Attachment:  ProposedCalendar2008-09 jj.pdf