For the first time in at least two years, the Jackson County School System may not need furlough days for its employees. At least, that’s the proposal on the table for the 2012-2013 school year calendar — which the Jackson County Board of Education is expected to discuss during its work session on Thursday, Feb. 9, and possibly take a vote on Monday, Feb. 13.
The proposed 2012-2013 calendar has been posted to the school system’s website — www.jackson.k12.ga.us — and district officials are taking public comments on it.
The proposed calendar for next school year doesn’t show any potential furlough days — or calendar reduction days, as referred to by some districts. It calls for students to be in class 180 days and teachers to work 190 days.
The Jackson County School System is proposing that students start the 2012-2013 school year on Monday, Aug. 6. Teachers would have three days of pre-planning, which would begin on Wednesday, Aug. 1.
The last day of school for students would fall on Friday, May 24 — just before Memorial Day weekend. Teachers would then have two days of post planning on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 28-29.
For the full story, see the Feb. 8 issue of The Jackson Herald.