school-board-meeting1Plymouth School students will start about a week later for the 2018-2019 school year then they did in the current school year. The School Board passed the 2018-2019 calendar during their February 6 meeting. According to Superintendent Andy Hartley, the start day of August 8 will still allow for the year to end on May 31 and allow for two week breaks over the Christmas holidays and spring breaks and a fall break of at least one week.

Hartley said, “We are still using a balanced calendar concept.” He went on to explain that each year’s calendar is based on a template from the vocational cooperative and recommendations from teachers and administrators.

The Board approved a transfer student deadline and will accept students until the end of the school year. Students wishing to transfer to the Plymouth Schools must submit an application and final determination is made, in part, on openings in each grade level. Capacity limits are limited to 325 students per grade for kindergarten through eighth grade. There is no limit on the number of students at the high school level.

Reimbursement from the state goes to the school in which a student is enrolled. Each school year the state verifies the enrollment of every public school enrollment.

Carol Anders Correspondent