Stonington's school calendar on tonight's school board agenda

Stonington - The school board is slated to choose at its meeting tonight among three options for the 2013-14 calendar, including one in which school would not start until after Labor Day this year. All three would not reinstate the February vacation.

In addition, Van Riley, the new superintendent of schools, will present the board with his proposed 2013-14 budget. Riley has revised how the budget is formatted and presented in an effort to better show how money is being spent. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the high school.

The three calendar proposals, all of which retain the April vacation and four-day President's Day weekend, are as follows:

1. School opens Aug. 28, 2013, and ends June 11, 2104, with make-up days June 12 through June 26.

2. School opens Aug. 28 and ends June 13. Two make-up days would be scheduled following April vacation and the Tuesday after Memorial Day. School will be closed those days unless a make-up day is needed.

3. School opens Sept. 3 and closes June 16. Make-up days are scheduled June 17 through June 27.

The three calendar proposals all still align with the regional calendar, which is designed to help area school systems save money on transportation and staff training.

After Thursday's budget presentation, the school board will conduct budget workshop meetings on Jan. 17 and Jan. 24. A public forum is scheduled for Feb. 7 and the Board is slated to approve a budget on Feb. 14. All meetings will be at 7 p.m. at the high school.


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