Cuts to the Jackson County School System calendar may not be as deep as expected.
The current plan is to have five administrative furlough days and 10 teacher furlough days. Officials had indicated last month that the system might need to have around 13 furlough days to meet next year’s budget. But by cutting out several planning days, the system was able to have fewer furlough days for teachers.
“We tried real hard to minimize the impact on student days,” said interim superintendent April Howard about the calendar. “So there will be an impact on teacher planning days.”
On the revised calendar, teachers will have two pre-planning days, and school will begin on August 9. There will also be a planning day on January 6 after winter break. Spring break has been moved up to the first week of April to accommodate for CRCT testing. Teachers will have just one scheduled post-planning day on May 22.
For the full story, see the June 12 issue of The Commerce News.