Second Calendar Hearing Monday; Aug. 13 Start Date

MicrophoneWPeopleThe West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a revised proposal for the 2014-15 school year calendar on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, during its regular meeting. This is the second public hearing to be held on the 2014-15 calendar.

A change is being proposed due to feedback gathered, including comments presented by the public at the previous hearing held Feb. 10.

The February 24 hearing will be the time when interested individuals can express their views, both orally and in writing, on the proposed 2014-15 school year calendar, which is based on instructional hours instead of days and sets an early start date of August 13, 2014. Features of the revised calendar include:

  • First Day of School: Wednesday, Aug. 13
  • End of Semester 1: Friday, Dec. 19
  • Winter Break: Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 (Jan. 1 for teachers)
  • Spring Break: March 16-20
  • Last Student Day: Friday, May 22

A full month at-a-glance calendar will be posted on Friday, Feb. 21 here Hearing Information (Page 120).

Event: West Des Moines Community Schools Public Hearing
Date: Monday, Feb. 24, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Community Room, Learning Resource Center, 3550 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines

Hearing Information (Page 120)