The Westerville City Schools Board of Education is seeking feedback from families regarding the proposed 2017-2018 calendar. The calendar, as it was presented in a first reading to the Board on May 23, 2016, can be viewed by visiting the district website at www.wcsoh.org or individual school websites, and clicking on the button marked “2017-2018 Calendar Review.”
The Board annually approves calendars for future school years to give families and employees adequate time to plan their personal and professional schedules accordingly. This proposed calendar has been developed based upon staff feedback and community feedback on previous calendars.
The Board is expected to hold a second reading on this calendar during its June 27, 2016, regular meeting to meet the state requirement of a 30-day window between a public hearing of the proposed calendar and its final approval. Feedback for the 2017-2018 calendar will be accepted until 12:15 a.m., June 19, 2016.
Key points to the proposed calendar include:
- The calendar begins the school year during the third week of August rather than the second week of August.
- The second semester ends the week prior to the Memorial Day holiday.
- The calendar has spring break scheduled during the last week of March.
- This calendar exceeds the minimum number of school year hours required by the state and includes time to address calamity days or other unforeseen events that may impact the days that school is in session.