Monday, February 27, 2017
Joplin R-8 Board to adopt 2017-2018 calendar
The proposed calendar calls for school to begin Thursday, August 17 and close May 16.
Half-days are scheduled for students and teachers on Halloween, the day before Christmas, Valentine's Day and the last day of school.
The calendar features 170 student contact days and 176 teacher days, including six professional development days.
The calendar was created following meetings of a committee consisting of parents, teachers, principals, support staff, and high school students.