Posted Date: 03/09/2021
Board Approved 2021-2022 School Calendar
The Board of Education, on second reading, approved the new 2021-2022 school calendar. The Board first considered approval during the first reading at its January meeting.
The new calendar calls for the first day of school to be Wednesday, August 18 and the last day to be May 27, 2022, with five snow days built into the calendar. If no snow days are used, the last day would be May 18. The calendar includes four virtual days in which students would complete assignments at home while teachers are in professional development. Fall Break has been shortened by one day, while students would get a full week off at Thanksgiving. To view the calendar, click here.
Officials adjusted the calendar since the first reading, which includes moving a professional day from October to November 1. Union officials also moved days around for winter break, so the break would occur for two full weeks in December instead of spilling further into January; now, students would return from winter break on January 4.
Union will keep five snow days to ensure employees are able to get to work safely. The district has eliminated “Late Start Fridays” and reconfigured them as four virtual days for students, two each semester. Instead, students will have assigned work they must complete from home on virtual days.
Board Approves Sale of $26 Million in Building Bonds
The Board of Education approved a resolution and sale notice for $26 million in building bonds in accordance with the 5-year bond issuance approved by voters on February 13, 2018. Union hopes to approve a sale of the bonds in March.
The 2018 bond election covers a number of projects, namely the construction of new stadium improvements at the High School and the completion of Ellen Ochoa Elementary.
In other action, the Board: