The Trigg County Board of Education will start discussing the makeup of the 2012-13 school year when it meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26.
James Mangels, director of student services and personnel for Trigg County Schools, said one of the biggest factors in deciding on a school calendar are the state law requirements and any added guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Mangels wrote a document detailing state requirements and other considerations based on the previous school year. Among other requirements, there have to be at least 185 teacher days, at least 170 days for students, at least 1,062 hours of instruction, an opening day without students, a closing day without students.
The School Board will typically appoint people to a Calendar Committee, which will meet at least once and probably more often than that, said Mangels. The Calendar Committee then comes back to the School Board and presents them with some calendar proposals.
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