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Modified Calendar Waiver for 2019/20 School Year

Calendar Waiver icon Good evening,

In November residents approved a $40.6 million facility referendum.  In order to complete all the referendum work prior to the 2020-21 school year, we will need to request a school year calendar waiver from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for the 2019-2020 school year.  There will not be any major construction at Community Elementary School or the High School during the summer of 2019, therefore, we would like to adjust the 2019-2020 school calendar to begin prior to Labor Day and end on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend,  2020. By doing so, we can extend the major construction window for CES renovation and HS by three weeks in the summer of 2020.

I would like to notify parents/guardians of the likely possibility of a modified calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. I would encourage parents/guardians to avoid making summer plans after August 21.  We tentatively would like to begin the school year for students on August 22, 2019 and end on May 22, 2020.

We will ask the School Board for approval of the modified calendar at the January 14, School Board meeting.  If approved, we would then send a waiver request to the Department of Public Instruction for final approval.  We hope to have this process completed no later than February.

Please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Thank you,

Dr. Dennis Pauli