The Storm Lake School Board this week looked at the 2008-09 school calendar which calls for an Aug. 20 start which will allow the high school to end its first semester prior to winter break. It may be noted that Aug. 20 is a Wednesday, a date chosen, said Supt. Paul Tedesco, to "ease the children into a new routine from their summer routine and to accommodate a concern from local employers for keeping student workers available longer in August."
Winter break is proposed to begin Dec. 23 through Jan. 6.
It is also being recommended that a three-day spring break be held (April 9, 10, 13 - which also brings in the weekend).
Graduation is recommended for Sunday, May 25. Further study and communication is recommended with Buena Vista University before the 2009-10 graduation date is established so the two don't interfere.