Local districts consider pre-Labor Day waivers
THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers superintendent Jean Logan reported to school board members at their meeting Monday, Feb. 6 that each district in St. Joseph County is considering requesting a pre-Labor Day waiver to start school early. She and her board members will continue the conversation about this with an eye to firming up the calendar in March.
Under such a plan, the last week of August would involve three to four days of school and then Friday and Monday of Labor Day weekend off. Students would then get out of school around June 6 or 7, “depending on Snowmageddon,” Logan said.
The last day this year is scheduled for Thursday, June 15.
Approximately 240 athletes are involved in fall programs and there are three football games before school begins, Logan said. Marching band involves another 100 young people. In addition, dual enrollment and early middle college begin in August, and it would help with Career and Technical Education classes if all local school districts were on a similar calendar.
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