Hutchinson public schools discuss, approve 2018-2019 school calendar

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Hutchinson Public Schools of Education approved a new calendar for the 2018-2019 school year on Monday.

The new calendar replaces 19 early release days for K-6 students with five full-day professional development and planning times.

The previous calendar had eight full-release days for elementary students. The calendar drops two of those days and makes a third one an early release.

The school year for pre-kindergarten through ninth grade begins on August 16 and August 17 for sophomores through seniors.

Thanksgiving break will take place November 21-23 

Christmas break will take place December 24, 2018 - January 4, 2019.

Spring break will be March 25-29 in 2019.

Hutchinson High School graduation will take place May 19, 2018-19 with the last day of classes being set for May 22, 2019.

The new calendar is online here.

Board member's also voted to spend roughly $940,000 of capital outlay and towards special education funds to buy 205 Clear Touch technology. Clear Touch provides interactive displays for classrooms and will include training to learn how to use the equipment.

Along with these changes, the board discussed:

  • Heard a Continuous Improvement Report from Hutchinson High School

  • Approved a resolution to sell the 2017 Building Trades home.

  • Approved minutes of the Feb. 26, 2018, Board meeting.

  • Approved the continuation grant for Head Start and Early Head Start.

  •  Approved the Head Start and Early Head Start self-assessment action plan.

The next meeting is scheduled for April 9 

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