Calendar Update!

Hello everyone,

On Monday night (2/25) at the board meeting we discussed snow days for a long time.  I wanted to keep all of you in the loop on this as these changes have an effect on everyone.  We have had 11 snow days this school year. I have shared in the past that this is the most snow days in Monticello during the last 20 years.  As you know, we have made the following dates school days for this year:

February 18, March 1, April 1, April 22

These changes have resulted in the school year ending June 7 (students) and June 10 (teachers).  If we have more snow days that number will obviously change reflecting the additional days.  In addition, we will be adjusting the following early dismissal days to full school days:

March 13, April 10, April 24, May 15

This will give us 5 additional hours of instructional time.  So if we have no more snow days or early out/late start days these are the scenarios that could happen.

  1. The state legislature has proposed a bill to limit the number of snow make-up days to 5 days.  For us that would mean the school year would end May 30 (students) and June 10 (Teachers).  The latest news I heard was that this does not have a very good chance to pass.
  2. We will have additional hours of school time and if we still have those hours in April, I will be asking the school board to consider waiving up to 3 school days at the April 22 meeting.  We can do this because we meet the state hourly requirements of 1080 hours for the year. For us that would mean the school year would end June 4 (students) June 10 (teachers).

So as of right now, please mark your calendars for these changes:

  • March 13   (No 2:00 dismissal/Full Student Day)
  • April 1    (School Day)
  • April 10     (No 2:00 dismissal/Full Student Day)
  • April 22    (School Day)
  • April 24     (No 2:00 dismissal/Full Student Day)
  • May 15     (No 2:00 dismissal/Full Student Day)

We will continue to make changes as needed to any/all of these plans as we continue on this spring.  As always, if you have any questions please feel free to send me an email or give me a call at any time.  Thank you for your continued support of the Monticello Community School District.

Sincerely,

Dr. Brian Jaeger, Superintendent

brian.jaeger@monticello.k12.ia.us

3/1/19