Next three school calendars set

 


Next three school calendars set

As the Havre Public Schools district comes up on the second half of the second semester of the year, the Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Andy Carlson's proposed calendar changes for school years through 2014 at Tuesday's meeting.

Carlson based the calendar's changes on suggestions sought from district employees, then vetted by administrative staff. Though limitations from state laws and collective bargaining prevented any drastic changes.

"There's only so many ways you can work a school calendar," Carlson said. "Even after building these calendars, you'll get some suggestions, and they're good suggestions. It's just that we try to to meet the needs of the most people."

Of the more than 200 responders to the calendar questions, Carlson said the most popular request, with more than a quarter of the people asking, was to end the school year before June.

So next year's schedule ends on May 31. This year's ends on June 2.

Other than ending early, next year's start date is three days later than the current school year.

Another popular request was to ease into the school year, to start with a three-day week, then a four-day week, and making the third week of school a full five-day week.

This has been used for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 schedules. This fall will start the year with three-day, four-day and then five-day weeks.

Spring breaks in these years will gain an extra day as well, for a five-day Easter weekend.

To help make all these things possible, Christmas break will last seven days next year, with students leaving on Dec.22 and resuming classes on Jan. 3.

This year's Christmas gave students 10 days off, for two entire weeks, though Carlson said this was not usual.

"This year was the first time we had a two-week break in a long time," Carlson said.Next three school calendars set

As the Havre Public Schools district comes up on the second half of the second semester of the year, the Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Andy Carlson's proposed calendar changes for school years through 2014 at Tuesday's meeting.

Carlson based the calendar's changes on suggestions sought from district employees, then vetted by administrative staff. Though limitations from state laws and collective bargaining prevented any drastic changes.

"There's only so many ways you can work a school calendar," Carlson said. "Even after building these calendars, you'll get some suggestions, and they're good suggestions. It's just that we try to to meet the needs of the most people."

Of the more than 200 responders to the calendar questions, Carlson said the most popular request, with more than a quarter of the people asking, was to end the school year before June.

So next year's schedule ends on May 31. This year's ends on June 2.

Other than ending early, next year's start date is three days later than the current school year.

Another popular request was to ease into the school year, to start with a three-day week, then a four-day week, and making the third week of school a full five-day week.

This has been used for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 schedules. This fall will start the year with three-day, four-day and then five-day weeks.

Spring breaks in these years will gain an extra day as well, for a five-day Easter weekend.

To help make all these things possible, Christmas break will last seven days next year, with students leaving on Dec.22 and resuming classes on Jan. 3.

This year's Christmas gave students 10 days off, for two entire weeks, though Carlson said this was not usual.

"This year was the first time we had a two-week break in a long time," Carlson said.

As the Havre Public Schools district comes up on the second half of the second semester of the year, the Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Andy Carlson's proposed calendar changes for school years through 2014 at Tuesday's meeting.

Carlson based the calendar's changes on suggestions sought from district employees, then vetted by administrative staff. Though limitations from state laws and collective bargaining prevented any drastic changes.

"There's only so many ways you can work a school calendar," Carlson said. "Even after building these calendars, you'll get some suggestions, and they're good suggestions. It's just that we try to to meet the needs of the most people."

Of the more than 200 responders to the calendar questions, Carlson said the most popular request, with more than a quarter of the people asking, was to end the school year before June.

So next year's schedule ends on May 31. This year's ends on June 2.

Other than ending early, next year's start date is three days later than the current school year.

Another popular request was to ease into the school year, to start with a three-day week, then a four-day week, and making the third week of school a full five-day week.

This has been used for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 schedules. This fall will start the year with three-day, four-day and then five-day weeks.

Spring breaks in these years will gain an extra day as well, for a five-day Easter weekend.

To help make all these things possible, Christmas break will last seven days next year, with students leaving on Dec.22 and resuming classes on Jan. 3.

This year's Christmas gave students 10 days off, for two entire weeks, though Carlson said this was not usual.

"This year was the first time we had a two-week break in a long time," Carlson said.Next three school calendars set

As the Havre Public Schools district comes up on the second half of the second semester of the year, the Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Andy Carlson's proposed calendar changes for school years through 2014 at Tuesday's meeting.

Carlson based the calendar's changes on suggestions sought from district employees, then vetted by administrative staff. Though limitations from state laws and collective bargaining prevented any drastic changes.

"There's only so many ways you can work a school calendar," Carlson said. "Even after building these calendars, you'll get some suggestions, and they're good suggestions. It's just that we try to to meet the needs of the most people."

Of the more than 200 responders to the calendar questions, Carlson said the most popular request, with more than a quarter of the people asking, was to end the school year before June.

So next year's schedule ends on May 31. This year's ends on June 2.

Other than ending early, next year's start date is three days later than the current school year.

Another popular request was to ease into the school year, to start with a three-day week, then a four-day week, and making the third week of school a full five-day week.

This has been used for the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 schedules. This fall will start the year with three-day, four-day and then five-day weeks.

Spring breaks in these years will gain an extra day as well, for a five-day Easter weekend.

To help make all these things possible, Christmas break will last seven days next year, with students leaving on Dec.22 and resuming classes on Jan. 3.

This year's Christmas gave students 10 days off, for two entire weeks, though Carlson said this was not usual.

"This year was the first time we had a two-week break in a long time," Carlson said.


 

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