As you recall, I introduced a resolution to the board last month to direct the district to begin the process of making a recommendation to change the school year start date to after Labor Day, as a way to relieve the heat in the buildings in August.
I’m happy to report that the Superintendent has read all your petitions and has heeded the resolution and is launching a “Start Date Task Force” to begin talking about these issues. The task force will be making a final recommendation to the board in mid-December.
Though the district has pulled together a list of 20 people, I do recommend that if you are interested in this issue, you should attend the meetings anyway. The first one is today. They are as follow:
- Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 30, 5:30-7 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.
Apparently there will also be a survey launching week after next, and I will post the link here once it’s available.
This is good news. Please do make time to get involved, whether you’re part of the 20 or not.