Treasure Valley school districts are starting to figure out how to cram in all 990 hours of classroom time required by the state after schools were closed for several days because of snow.
West Ada School District, which last week announced the Martin Luther King holiday would become a school day, has now added Presidents Day to the list. Student will have a full instructional day on Feb. 20.
Kuna School District will hold classes on Martin Luther Kings Day, Feb. 21 ( originally planned as a teacher training day), and April 28. It will also have full instruction days on Wednesdays until the end of school. Instruction on those days had been shortened by a couple of hours to allow for teacher collaboration.
Boise School District says they won’t need more days to cover the state requirement.
Nampa Schools, shut down for eight days because of snow, received approval from trustees Friday afternoon to change the calendar to fit in several changes outlined in an email to parents:
▪ Move the end of 1st Semester from January 20, 2017 to January 27, 2017. Families will receive more information about changes to exams from their school.
▪ Change Thursday, January 19, 2017 and Friday, January 20, 2017 to full days instead of early release days.
▪ Add April 11, 2017 as a full student instructional day for seniors (Note: This is SAT day at the high schools so seniors and juniors will attend that day. Sophomores & Freshman do not attend school this day. It already is a school day for K-8.)
▪ Add May 22, 2017 as a full student instructional day for seniors.
▪ If needed, change June 1, 2017 and June 2, 2017 to full days instead of early release days.