Culver School Board to Consider Balance Calendar Tonight

The Culver School Board will be discussing the Balanced Calendar concept tonight. During the last meeting the board received balanced calendar survey responses from families, students and faculty members. A total of 780 responses were received with 75 percent of the surveys saying yes, they would like to see a balanced calendar implemented. Superintendent Dr. Vicki McGuire said they are wanting to wait for other surrounding schools to vote so the board can make their decision. Since then, the Oregon-Davis and North Judson-San Pierre School Boards have adopted the balanced calendar concept while the Knox Community School Board is considering it tonight as well.

A balanced calendar features 180 instructional days. School starts the first of August and ends the first of June. Students get longer fall and spring breaks which can be used for remediation or enrichment activities.

Prior to the 7 p.m. ET meeting, the school board will conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. to go over the new superintendent’s contract.