School board may finalize calendar Monday
SALISBURY — Rowan-Salisbury Schools will get one step closer to finalizing the 2018-19 budget Monday at the Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education’s regularly scheduled business meeting.
In February, two versions of a possible school calendar were posted on social media and put up for parent and faculty votes and feedback. Both calendars were similar, but featured different teacher work days or early release days.
But at the board’s Feb. 12 meeting, staff said their hope was to work within state guidelines to offer high school exams in December, before Christmas break. The move would have meant shortening the first semester by 22 days. According to the board’s online agenda, staff felt they did not have enough time to properly implement such a change.
Instead, the new proposed calendar takes into consideration feedback from the past two weeks. The 2018-19 school year will begin on Aug. 27, and end on June 7. The calendar features two required professional development days for staff, on Nov. 6 and Jan. 4, and three early release days.
Spring break would run from April 19-26, and give students two full weeks of winter break.
The meeting will begin Monday at 4 p.m. with closed session in the Wallace Educational Board Room, 500 N. Main St. Celebrations begin at 5 p.m. and public comment will be held at 6 p.m.
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