IR School Board considers calendars


The Indian River School District (IRSD) School Board will consider three options for the 2005-2006 calendar — one with the first day of school after Labor Day, two starting before Labor Day — at the May 24 school board meeting.

Earlier this month, a special committee consisting of board members, administrators, teachers, secretaries, custodian and paraprofessionals studied the calendar issue and formulated these three proposals for the board’s review.

Each option is based on 180 school days (senior year is slightly shorter, per tradition and state law), and includes the traditional Christmas and spring (Easter) vacations.

Weather-related make-up days will be determined by on a case-by-case basis.

• Version A — First day of school would be Tuesday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day falls on Sept. 5). The last day of school would be Friday, June 9.

• Version B — First day would be Tuesday, Aug. 30. Students would break again on Sept. 2 for a long Labor Day weekend, with classes resuming Sept. 6. The last day would be Tuesday, June 6.

• Version C — First day for grades K through 11 would be Tuesday, Aug. 30, and as above. For seniors, however, the first day of school would be Tuesday, Sept. 6, last day June 6.

Again, the School Board will consider these versions at the May 24 meeting (7:30 p.m.), and North Georgetown Elementary School (664 N. Bedford St., Georgetown) plays host this month.