2-year school calendar calls for start before Labor Day

December 11, 1992|By Frank Langfitt | Frank Langfitt,Staff Writer

Howard County students may begin school before Labor Da again next year. However, the four-day weekend they enjoyed last Labor Day may be cut back to three, because teachers found it disruptive.

The proposals are part of a two-year school calendar that was presented to the county school board yesterday afternoon.

The calendar also calls for five in-service days for teachers before the start of classes in 1993 and 1994. Teachers had four in-service days before classes this year and one in February. The February in-service days have been eliminated in the new calendars.

A public hearing on the proposed calendars will be held Jan. 14. The school board will approve final versions Jan. 28.

Parents requested a two-year calendar because they felt the TTC one-year version did not give them enough time to plan vacations. One parent apparently suggested a 10-year calendar, said Robert Lazarewicz, who chaired the school calendar committee.

"We weren't ready to go quite that far," he said.

In other business, the board unanimously elected new officers and swore in two new members. Vice Chairman Dana F. Hanna took over the reigns as chairman from Deborah D. Kendig. Susan J. Cook assumed the office of Vice Chairwoman.

Sandra French and Linda Johnston, who recently won election, began their six-year terms.

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