Monday, February 27, 2017

Joplin R-8 Board to adopt 2017-2018 calendar

The Joplin R-8 Board of Education is scheduled to adopt the calendar for the 2017-2018 school year following a public hearing at the beginning of the Tuesday, 7 p.m. meeting.

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whoa, when we went to school it was 180 days and now down to 170. Hard to understand why kids are doing so poorly in test achievements and basic core fundamentals that we had drilled into us. Probably due to older computers and teachers not having enough students in the classroom to challenge their skill levels.