District starts planning for 2009-10Classes will start the day after Labor Day and the class of 2010 will graduate June 11 according to a preliminary schedule reviewed Tuesday by the Farmington School Board.
Classes will start the day after Labor Day and the class of 2010 will graduate June 11 according to a preliminary schedule reviewed Tuesday by the Farmington School Board.
The proposed schedule for the 2009-10 school year, which will be reviewed several more times before it is officially adopted, brings teachers back to work Sept. 1 and calls students back to school Sept. 8, 2009. It rings the school bell for the final time June 10.
The calendar for 2009-10 includes 174 days for students and 184 for staff members.
The schedule includes a Thanksgiving break Nov. 26 and 27 and winter break Dec. 24-Jan. 1. It also brings back a spring break vacation, in this case from March 27-April 4.
In other action, the Farmington School Board:
• Approved a budget for the 2008-09 financial year. The budget includes capital fund revenues of $51 million and expenditures of $49.4 million.
The budget includes additional staff to lower class sizes, math intervention specialists and money to hire an instructional technology specialist. It also included money for an assistant superintendent in charge of education services.
• Approved membership in Schools for Energy Efficiency.
Over the next two years the district will pay $83,160 for training and consultation services and utility tracking designed to reduce energy use districtwide. Finance director Jeff Priess expects the program to save the district $220,000 or more per year.
“It’s been successful in every district it’s been in,” Priess said.
• Approved an agreement with the Farmington Police Department to provide security at the Farmington High School construction site.