Thursday, March 26, 2009

March School Board Meeting News

On March 18, 2009, the Earlham Community School Board met for their monthly meeting at 6:00 PM in the high school library. During the meeting, the Board approved a proposed calendar for the 2009-10 school year. Key dates to note include:

- August 24-25 – Back-to-school Conferences
- August 26 - Classes Begin
- November 5 & 10 – Parent/Teacher Conferences for Grades 7-12
- November19 & 23 – Parent/Teacher Conferences for Grades PK-6
- December 23 – Winter Break begins @ 1:30
- January 5 – Classes Resume
- March 4 & 9 – Parent/Teacher Conferences for Grades PK-6
- March 25 & 30 – Parent/Teacher Conferences for Grades 7-12
- May 27 – Final Day of School (If there are no snow days)

In addition, the district will have three all-day professional development days for staff on August 20th, September 21 and January 4th. During the current school year, the district had one all-day professional development. The Teacher Quality Committee agreed to use the funds from the State Department of Education to provide funding for these two additional days. A final copy of the approved calendar is posted on the school website.

In other business, the Board approved:
- Two foreign exchange students for the 2009-10 school year
- Application for a Physical Education Grant to provide equipment, supplies and training for the district physical education teachers

The next regular Earlham Community School Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8th at 6:00 p.m. at the school library.