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Board to consider revised 2018-2019 school calendar

Originally posted May 15, 2018

The Board of Education is seeking public input for the 2018-2019 school calendar. The Board was presented with the proposal on first reading Monday, May 14. The Board will make its decision June 11. View the proposed calendar by clicking on the download button at the top right of this page.

Union’s Board of Education is considering a revision to the school calendar that would close school on Election Day – Tuesday, November 6 – allowing teachers an easier opportunity to vote.  A number of school districts across the state have made similar moves in response to the recent teacher walkout.  This “first reading” provides parents and the public with a chance to weigh in on the recommended changes.  

A few other revisions:

  • Turn December 20 and 21 back into school days, with winter break starting on Monday, December 24. 
  • Second semester would start Monday, January 7, instead of January 3.
  • May 31 would be the last day of school, with six snow days built in. 

“Not only does this make it easier for our teachers to cast their vote, it enables us to add one more day to the fall calendar when we really need it,” said Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartzler.

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