Thursday, February 27, 2020
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Putnam School Board Approves New Three-Year Calendar

Putnam County students will continue to have a two-week fall break and one-week spring break.

The breaks part of the 2021-2023 school calendars approved by the board of education last week.

School calendar committee co-chair Judy Schinbeckler said there will be a teacher work day between registration day with 10 a.m. dismissal and the first full day of school.

“Traditionally, the work day has always been after the registration day, especially for the elementary schools,” Shinbeckler said. “It was a safety issue. The teachers felt they needed that registration day, so they could spend the next day preparing materials for the students and knowing what students would be in their classroom and who would be picking them up and things like that.”

The first full day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be Monday, August 3. The 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 calendars can be found by clicking here.

Calendar committee members depended on the results of a public survey to help piece together the new calendars. Shinbeckler said over 4,000 people responded to the survey.

“We also talked about other things that affect the calendar besides just what people want in the calendar,” Shinbeckler said. “We did have to look at election dates, state policy, local school board policy and the testing window.”

The committee also chose to push back parent/teacher conferences until the third week of September for the next three years.