The Calendar Committee met on December 7. The agenda focused primarily on vetting school year calendar options for both 2017-18 and 2018-19, and on understanding the bus transportation system to determine of adjustments in school day start and end times are feasible.
During the last two school years stakeholder feedback regarding school calendars, school start/end times, and the social, emotional, and academic well-being of our students, staff and families remains consistent and calls for action. In response to this feedback, the School District of Elmbrook will convene a Calendar Committee. The objective for the Calendar Committee is to make a two year school calendar recommendation to the Board of Education’s Personnel Committee by January 17, 2017.
The Calendar Committee held its second meeting on November 8th. The agenda focused on the following topics:
Members of the Calendar Committee continue to learn about research in the area of the sleep needs of adolescent (ages 13-18) students. These resources have provided insight and perspective important to the work of the committee.
This week, a team comprised of diverse stakeholders was convened to begin work on the development of a two-year school-year calendar recommendation that will be brought forward to the School Board for consideration later this school year.
The first meeting of the calendar committee was held on September 28, 5:30-7 pm. The agenda focused on creating community within the committee and communicating the committee's charge and outlining specific process steps that will ultimately lead to a formal recommendation to the School Board which will include a two-year district calendar.