Parkway e-News Story

Later School Start Date Approved for 2009-10 Calendar

The Parkway Board of Education has approved revisions to the 2009-10 school year calendar and it is now available online. Several changes have been made since the calendar was originally proposed and approved.

The most significant change is the first day of school for students, which has been changed from Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, to Monday, Aug. 17. In addition, students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade will attend a full day on December 23, and will return from winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, rather than Thursday, Jan. 7. There is no change to the last day of school.

The calendar revisions were proposed in order to provide additional days of summer vacation for families. The new calendar is also more like those of our surrounding districts.