Attached is a copy of the proposed 2017-18 school calendar for review and discussion.
The proposed 2017-18 school calendar was reviewed and discussed. Christopher McManus reiterated the need for more school days. He said there should be 183 instructional days a year. He suggested school start on the Tuesday after Labor Day and then one additional day added during the year. Barbara Fraterrigo asked why kindergarten starts with a half day of school every year. She feels that it is not necessary; kindergartners are prepared to start school with a full day.
Dr. Wiles explained that due to Altamont Elementary closing on December 16, because of a power outage, and the additional snow days used, we will need to make up the days. The following changes will occur:
April 4 will be a half day for all K-2 students
April 12 will be a full day for all Altamont Elementary students (K-5) and a half day for K-2 students in Guilderland Elementary, Lynnwood, Pine Bush and Westmere Elementary
April 14 will be a half day for all Altamont Elementary students.
The May 26 contingent holiday has been taken away; it will be a school day.