2017-18 Calendar Changes Clear 2nd Board Reading
The proposed 2017-18 calendar changes went before the board for a second reading at the February 8 board meeting. The board will vote to finalize this calendar at the February 22 meeting. Feedback can be submitted through this form or through open forum at the next board meeting.
Why We Are Proposing Calendar Changes
In November, CDOT, the City of Glenwood Springs, and the Roaring Fork Schools started a conversation about delaying the start of the 2017-18 school year because of the Glenwood Springs Bridge closure scheduled to start next August. This discussion led to suggested calendar changes to allow for a delayed start. The full rationale for delaying the start of school--including both the bridge closure and pervasive school construction happening district-wide this summer--was explained in Superintendent Stein’s December PI column.
Where This Calendar Draft Comes From
The proposed calendar changes were first discussed and reviewed by the leadership team and staff representatives on the Interest Based Bargaining (IBB) committee. IBB recommendations were then shared with the Board, staff, and community members in early December for feedback. We received over 200 comments and suggestions about the proposed changes via a public feedback form, Facebook, and email. All feedback was reviewed through IBB and informed the current calendar draft being proposed to the board for adoption.