At its June 20 meeting, the Board of Public Education approved an adjustment to the 2023-2024 school year calendar that makes Tuesday, Sept. 5, a day for staff training and moves the first day of school for students in grades 1-12 to Wednesday, Sept. 6. That day will be a full day of school, not an early release day.
Originally, the 2023-2024 calendar had called for those students to start the new school year on Sept. 5, 2023. However, pushing back the first student day to Sept. 6 enables the district to use Sept. 5 as day to shore up on safety training for all staff that would include responding to an active shooter situation, threat assessment and crisis prevention intervention. Staff also will be learning about new payroll system processes, which are being outsourced to payroll processor ADP.
Teachers already will be returning to school on Aug. 28 for professional development days but this extra day is needed for crucial safety training.
The Thursday, Sept. 7, start date for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten student remains unchanged.
View the adjusted 2023-2024 calendar on the district website.