Knox School Board Discusses 2016-17 Calendar

Knox-School-Board-2014When the Knox School Board met last night, Knox School Superintendent A.J. Gappa discussed the calendar for the 2016-2017 school year. A starting date of August 4, 2016 for students was proposed; a fall break of October 17-21 or October 10-14, subject to a state required testing schedule; Christmas break, December 21 to January 5; spring break, March 21-31. Classes are scheduled to end June 1st. Graduation date will be June 9, 2016.

Board president Kirk Bennett raised questions about “goals and measurements” in the school’s continuing effort to reduce costs. He asked for a date of actual implementation of any savings measures that can be determined.

Members of the high school Life Skills class, under the direction of Mrs. Hoar, told of their experiences in a class presentation at last week’s homecoming event. Principal Elizabeth Ratliff described the performance as an “amazing experience.” The Board viewed a video of the event.