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Board to OK 2007-08 calendar

South Routt School Board meets tonight in Oak Creek

South Routt School Board agenda

7:30 p.m. Administrative offices in Oak Creek

- Roll call

- Moment of silence and Pledge of Allegiance

- Executive session

- Approval of previous minutes and current agenda

- Items from the audience

- Financial report

- Focus on achievement

- Discussions items

- Preliminary budget second draft

- Early Learning Center housing

- 2007-08 district calendar presentation

- Senior Trip proposal

- Redistricting plan review Tim Corrigan

- Action items

- Resignations

- Approval of 2007-08 salary schedules

- Approval of support staff contracts

- Approval of district business manager contract

- Approval of 2007-08 coaching positions

- Approval of middle school assistant track coach

- Approval of district nurse transition year

- Approval of 2007-08 school calendar

- Adjourn

— After an information-gathering process that included two public meetings and paper and online surveys, the South Routt administrative team is prepared to present its selection for the 2007-08 school calendar to the School Board tonight.

The School Board also is expected to approve a calendar at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. today at the administrative offices in Oak Creek.

Superintendent Kelly Reed said the administrative team is going to recommend the district move the start and release time for school next year.



Classes would start at 8:50 a.m. at both the elementary and secondary campuses. School would dismiss at 3:30 p.m. at the South Routt Elementary School and at 3:40 p.m. at the Soroco middle and high schools.

Currently, classes begin at 8:25 a.m. at the secondary campus and at 8:20 a.m. at the elementary school. Classes dismiss at 3:15 p.m. on the secondary campus and at 3 p.m. at the elementary school.



The late start and dismiss was one of three options district administrators circulated.

“There was not a consensus, so we’ll see what the board approves,” Reed said. “We are going to recommend the later start to afford the extra collaboration time.”

District staff had expressed a desire for more time to meet together to plan. Administrators want to honor that request from staff. Under the proposed plan, staff would come to school early on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all of next year for the collaboration time.

Interest in a four-day school week or a schedule similar to the one the district currently uses also was expressed in the surveys and in the public meetings. but Reed said the amount of feedback the district got was great.

“The responses were quite diverse,” Reed said.

– To reach Melinda Mawdsley, call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com


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