A school calendar was presented to the Board of Education on Tuesday evening for their consideration for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years. Since the bond issue passed back in May of 2018, we have been saying the school calendars will be quite different for two consecutive years. The calendars presented and attached here do just that. The 2020-21 school year looks to be an early start in August with an early end to the school year in May 2021.The following school year will be late start right after Labor Day followed by a later than usual finish to the school year. These two years of calendars are necessary to accommodate the construction and opening of the new elementary school building. As soon as the 2020-21 school year ends, teachers in the elementary will be busy packing and moving into the new building, the abatement and demolition of the current elementary will take place, and the construction of the main parking lot and drop-off drive will take place. This all has to happen over that summer period in order to open the year in the new building. We know this may create some challenges for families with vacations, the fair, and other summer plans, but it is something that is necessary to do and we appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation during this construction period. There will be time during the September 17th Board meeting for anyone wishing to comment on the calendars.