School board sets 2018-19 calendar

Published 10:26 am Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Clark County Board of Education voted Tuesday night to approve a proposed calendar for the 2018-19 school year.

Board members and CCPS staff developed three calendar options in October, and those options were posted online for a week for parents and teachers to vote for the option they preferred.

“Option two of the calendars overwhelmingly was voted on by those who voted,” Director of Pupil Personnel Greg Hollon told the board. “There were 1,199 votes. Of those, 614 were for option two, 317 for option one and 268 were for option three.”

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The calendar chosen has 176 instructional days, with Aug. 15, 2018, being the first day for students returning to school. The calendar also sets aside a full week for fall break in October, and begins a full week of spring break in April. To accommodate the full week of fall break, students’ winter break has been shortened to a week and a half. The last day for students will be May 24, 2019, with potential make up days leading into the first week of June if necessary.

The calendar option was approved 4 to 0, with board chair Michael Kuduk absent after leaving the meeting part way through.

In other business, the board:

— Approved $378,000 to purchase new technology for Strode Station and Shearer elementary schools and the Clark County Preschool.

— Approved a payment of $330,587 to Performance Services Inc. for the district-wide energy savings contract.

— Approved a $12,600 contract for turf management services for GRC football, baseball, soccer and softball fields.

— Approved a $15,800 contract with MultiVista for construction documentation services for the GRC gym and stadium construction project.

— Approved an amendment to the salary schedules for school psychologists, speech/language pathologists and special education facilitators adding more hours to their contracts.