School Board reviews '02-'03 calendar

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2002

The Juneau School Board got its first look at the proposed district calendar for the 2002-03 school year at its meeting Tuesday evening.

The proposed calendar, formed by Superintendent Gary Bader with the input of a committee of parents and staff, would start school Wednesday, Aug. 28, and end the school year Friday, June 4. Winter break would extend from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, and spring break from March 24-28.

Starting the school with a three-day week followed by a four-day week due to Labor Day was a suggestion of district teachers and support staff, Bader said.

"This was a recommendation of many staff, to ease into the instructional year," Bader said.

For the remainder of the year, Bader said maximizing the number of full five-day weeks was a goal to minimize disruption to learning.

The final reading of the proposed school calendar is set for the Feb. 5 school board meeting.

In other business Tuesday, the board:

• Heard from members of the Budget Advisory Group, composed of school site council and staff representatives, about recommendations for the upcoming district budget formation. The budget is to be discussed by the board Budget Committee at meetings at 5 p.m. today and Thursday at the district office.

• Recognized Juneau-Douglas High School band teacher Ken Guiher for being selected as one of 50 Directors Who Make a Difference nationwide by School Band and Orchestra magazine.

• Honored retiring JDHS custodian Frank Konyi for 20 years of service.

• Accepted a donation of seven science videos on behalf of Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co.

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