Lincoln County School District No. 2 will host a series of community presentations on the proposed differentiated school calendar. Community members are invited to attend and participate in the community discussions. “Parents’ input will be weighed heavily in this decision process,” said Superintendent Jon Abrams. “It could be a deciding factor.” Community presentations are planned for Thayne Elementary School on Tuesday, Feb. 1; Afton Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 2; the Alpine Civic Center on Tuesday, Feb. 8 and the Star Valley High School on Wednesday, Feb. 9. All presentations will begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.
“We are willing to schedule additional meetings as needed,” said Abrams. “Information will also be available at parent teacher conferences.”
The proposed school calendar calls for Star Valley High School to begin on Monday, Aug. 29 2011.
Elementary and middle school students would begin classes on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011.
The final day of school for all students would be June 7, 2012.
Star Valley High School would run on a modified four/five day a week schedule. The elementary schools and the middle school would remain on a five day a week schedule.
Currently the Wyoming Legislature is reviewing a bill that would increase the required number of school days in a year. The law has passed the House but has not made it through the Senate at this point.
According to Abrams, the fate of that piece of legislation will impact the entire school calendar discussion in Star Valley. The district will continue to monitoring what is happening with the proposed legislation in Cheyenne, he said.
For more information on the proposed school calendar, or upcoming community presentations, contact Superintendent Jon Abrams at 885-3811.