Fayette board OKs school calendar 3.19

Written by David Green.

Fayette staff and students have a calendar in place for the 2008-09 school year, starting with an Aug. 17 open house and dedication of the new school building.

Staff members were presented with four calendar choices and school board members approved the option that was favored by a two-to-one margin.

Following the Aug. 17 dedication, classes get underway Aug. 19 and wind up May 29, weather permitting. A two-week winter vacation is scheduled, along with the usual three-day spring break.

Two extra days of vacation will be given during Fulton County Fair week to give administrators the opportunity to make adjustments in the new school.

Monday and Tuesday are considered the regular vacation days, but the next two days will be used to make any needed changes in the school following the first two weeks of use.

Students will return to class on Friday to try out any new scheduling implemented.

The schedule won’t necessarily be followed the next year, said high school teacher Suzette Boesger, who help collect staff opinion on the calendar.

 

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