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Bryan School Board Delays Action on Next Year’s Calendar

Something that is normally routine for the Bryan school district, setting next year’s school calendar, remains unresolved.

The school board Monday night postponed a vote and directed staff to get more student opinions about three options.

The most popular choice, with just over half the 1,042 voting in the unscientific survey, favored extending the calendar into the first week of June.

Calendar committee member Barbara Ybarra says the idea of students and staff getting more days off conflicts with the first summer session at A&M and Blinn.

BISD021813calendar-1.mp3Comments from Barbara Ybarra.

Calendar committee co-chair Karen Kaspar says they discussed what was approved in College Station. The Bryan committee was opposed to staff working on Saturdays and incorporating half-day class sessions.

BISD021813calendar-2.mp3Comments from Karen Kaspar.

Kaspar and Ybarra say the committee will consider how they will collect student feedback and they would consider contacting students at all grade levels.

Click HERE to read the Option 1 proposal, which is modeled after this year’s calendar, and received 401 votes or 38.48%.

Click HERE to read the Option 2 proposal, which received 111 votes or 10.65%.

Click HERE to read the Option 3 proposal, which received 530 votes or 50.86%.

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Posted by on Feb 19 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.
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