The Knox Community School Board will talk about a balanced calendar proposal tonight during their regularly scheduled meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the administrative office in the Palmer wing in the Knox Community Elementary School.
Superintendent A.J. Gappa told WKVI that a presentation will be given to inform the board about the idea of a balanced calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. The board will not take a vote on the calendar at this meeting. A public meeting will be held Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. CT in the Knox High School cafeteria where members of the public can learn about the proposed calendar and weigh in on the issue.
As explained by North Judson-San Pierre School Superintendent Lynn Johnson, her school along with Knox, Oregon-Davis, Culver, Triton and Plymouth school corporations are considering this new school schedule. The balanced calendar would incorporate a two-week intersession break between each nine-week session, thus eliminating a lengthy summer break. A summer break would still exist, but it would be no longer than eight weeks long. Instructional days would remain at 180, but this system would break up instructional sessions differently through the year.