Changes Could be Coming to LCSD1 Calendar

By: Kyle Markley Email
By: Kyle Markley Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - Laramie County School District 1 could be seeing a big change to its school calendar in two years.
Every year, Laramie County School District 1 discusses possible changes to the school calendar, but this year a vote to change seems eminent.
"As a committee we constructed that calendar and will be bringing that forward to the Board of Trustees on May 5," said Dr. Tracey Kinney, Asst. Superintendent of Instruction for LCSD1.
In the last 30 years, LCSD1 has only got out of school once before the end of May, in 1992, but that streak could be ending soon.
"The last day of school for students in 2015-16 will be May 26, it'll be May 27 if we have to make up a snow day," Kinney said.
The reason they would get out earlier is a shortened spring break.
"The spring break, instead of being one full week anywhere from 7 to 10 days, instead will be five days," said Kinney.
Those dates would include a half day on Tuesday, March 22 and then coming back to school on Monday, March 28.
State representative Mary Throne spoke out on Wednesday night during a PAC meeting with concerns over the change.
"I just think that major changes like that to the way the schools have been operating for as long as I've had kids in school needs maybe a little different kind of input for parents and teachers," Throne said.
Throne thought starting school earlier could be a possible alternative to keeping spring break the same. She just wants all parents and teachers to know what's happening.
"Just email the board members if they have comments and just try and learn more before it's a done deal."
The LCSD1 board of trustees plan to vote on the proposed motion on May 5.

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