The Board of Trustees will establish an official school calendar for the ensuing school year not later than the regular March meeting. Tentative calendars for future years will also be established. The regular calendar will include the number of student contact days, number of workdays for staff members, and indicate holiday periods. The calendar that is adopted shall be consistent with existing statutes, State Board of Education Rules, and current requirements for enrollment and attendance reporting as established by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Community and staff desires should be weighed in designing the calendar.
By October, the Superintendent shall appoint a committee to develop a calendar for the next school year. This special calendar committee shall be composed of the superintendent or his/her designee; one representative from the Moscow Education Association; one teacher representative from each building; one classified person appointed by the business manager; and one trustee appointed by the Board Chair.
The Superintendent shall furnish a copy of the requirements of the calendar to the Calendar Committee according to Idaho Code, State Board Rules, and current requirements for enrollment and attendance reporting of the State Department of Education. No school day in session shall be scheduled for less than two and one-half (2 ½) hours of instructional time. After completion of the calendar, the Calendar Committee will then present the calendar to the individual building staffs for recommendations and rationale. The Superintendent will then present the calendar, along with recommendations and rationale, to the Board on or before the regular March meeting. (3-25-14)