Students to get out of school May 28

RANDY PATRICK

Sun Reporter

May 28 will be the last day of classes for Clark County Public Schools students this year.

During their meeting Monday, the school board voted to amend the calendar so students wouldn’t have to return after Memorial Day Weekend. Teachers and staff, however, will still have to go until June 1.

The board also changed the calendar for the 2021-2022 school year that it had approved Feb. 16 to delay the start of school next summer by one day so that students wouldn’t be returning on a Monday.

Board member Brenda Considine said that was because school officials had heard from parents that they would like for the first week of school to be a partial week.

The new school year will begin on Aug. 19 and end on May 25. Teachers will start a day earlier than students and end a day later.

Under the calendar, fall break would be Oct. 22-25, winter break would be Dec. 20-Jan. 3, and spring break would be April 4-8. Holidays would be the same as with the other options.

There will be 175 instructional days — five more than required by the state — and 10 days of non-traditional instruction are allotted, the number the Department of Education allowed before the coronavirus pandemic resulted in school districts being allowed unlimited NTI for the past year.

The school district plans to have summer school at every elementary school, the intermediate school, and the junior high and the high school.