The Daviess County Public School Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar and make-up day schedule at a school board meeting on Thursday.
Superintendent Matt Robbins explained that the calendar is normally released sometime in December, but the school board and the District Calendar Committee decided on releasing it earlier this year so that families could have more time to make plans for vacations and important events.
There are no significant changes from the current calendar to next year’s calendar. The first day of school for students will be Aug. 7, 2019 compared to Aug. 8 for this year. The last school day for 2019-2020 will be May 14 as compared to May 15 for this school year.
Robbins mentioned that by starting one day earlier in Fall 2019, it would give enough allowance of make-up days so that students, teachers and staff would, hopefully, be able to avoid attending school during June 2020.
The DCPS school board said the 2019-2020 calendar will include the mandated 173 instructional days, including 85 in the first semester and a slightly longer second semester with 88 instructional days.
SEE CALENDAR BELOW.