Board Approves 2019 Last Day of School
At its regular business meeting on Monday, Feb. 25, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education approved a recommendation leaving the last day of school for students unchanged pending additional inclement weather days.
Students will still finish the school year on Friday, May 31, 2019, as long as they complete enough instructional hours during the 2018-19 school year. The state requires districts to complete at least 1,080 instructional hours. The 2018-19 WDMCS school calendar currently contains an adequate number of instructional hours after deducting hours missed due to inclement weather days.
WDMCS employees will complete the necessary time in accordance with the West Des Moines Community Schools and West Des Moines Education Association agreement. The regular contract of employees is 193 days.