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Dist. U-46 approves dates for 2021-22 school year
By Seth Hancock
The first day of classes for the 2021-2022 school year officially will be Monday, Aug. 16 (Monday, Aug. 23 for pre-school) in School District U-46.
The Board of Education unanimously approved of the school calendar at its meeting on Monday, March 1.
Thanksgiving break will start on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and last three days, Christmas break will run from Dec. 20 through Jan. 3, 2022 and spring break will run from March 28, 2022 through April 1, 2022.
The last day of school will be Tuesday, May 31, 2022 as long as the five emergency days are not used, and high school graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 28, 2022. The calendar includes 176 instructional days for students, 184 days for teacher attendance.
Additionally, the board voted 7-0 on its first human resources (HR) dismissal notices for the current school year. This is an annual procedure to dismiss staff while those dismissed may be rehired for the following year depending on budget and staffing needs.
The first resolution for the 2020-2021 school year included 55 teachers who were authorized for honorable dismissal.
“This is a resolution of noticing teachers that were hired on a part-time basis, one semester only, one year only position, temporary instructional staff or late hires and teachers that are licensed but however they were hired knowing that they did not have the licensure for that particular position,” said Ann Chan, assistant superintendent of HR. “And this is formally noticing them of their employment for next school year.”