The Platteville School Board is scheduled to vote on the school district’s 2016–17 calendar Monday, two weeks after tabling approval.
The school district is looking at starting classes Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, instead of Thursday, Sept. 1, which the school district would be allowed to do under state law, because of school district construction projects. The last day of school students is currently June 8, 2017.
The vote was tabled after a discussion about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which has been a day off for students but an inservice day for teachers. The board discussed making the third Monday in January a day off for students and teachers, but if the usual inservice day was moved to one day later, students would have two days off but have to make up one of those days elsewhere in the school year.
The proposed calendar would reduce spring break to three days coinciding with UW–Platteville’s spring break March 15–17, with Dec. 23 and Good Friday also off. Classes would end June 8. The calendar has three snow days built in.