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Wayne County Board of Education approves annual calendars

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School Calendars approved by Wayne County Board of Education

     The Wayne County Board of Education approved the current and upcoming school year calendars during their monthly meeting on Thursday, March 17th.

      The 2021-22 calendar was amended from the original annual calendar, reflecting nine NTI days that were used out of a possible ten that were allowed. Spring break remained the same with classes being dismissed April 4-8. The last day for students is May 27 and closing day for teachers is May 31.

       The 2022-23 school calendar proposed by the calendar committee has opening day on August 15, with the first day for students August 17. Fall break is set for October 10-14, which falls immediately after the first nine weeks. Christmas break is scheduled for December 19-30, with classes resuming for the second semester on January 3. Spring break will be held April 10-14 and the last day for students is May 22.

      The board discussed the Wayne County Early Learning Center building project with Architect Derrick Phillips. Several scenarios are being considered due to the ever increasing costs associated with building materials. District leaders are concerned that they would use most of their bonding potential and not be able to make improvements in other areas of the campus.

      The architect indicated that the district leadership had expressed some anxiety over the escalating prices involved in the project, so he presented some choices to them through preliminary schematic digital renderings. He presented both the proposed facility located at the Turner Building area in the center of campus, previously discussed. He also showed a preliminary design for a completely renovated building at the current school site on Albany Road. If the board does not approve the new building, or a new modified building using the old Turner cafeteria, he suggested a renovation project of the existing Learning Center. That school building must have a new roof, which normally has a 20-year life span to continue to be used. A reskin of that building could involve everything from new windows to rework the drop off canopy to improving the office area to updating the HVAC to dropping the ceiling in the cafeteria. The interior design could mimic the decorating plans established for the new building proposal.

       Plans for improving or replacing Walker Early Learning Center came about as a result of the welcomed federal emergency relief funding opportunity. One of the main goals of the district facility plan has been to replace the 60-year-old facility, improving the learning environment for the youngest students on campus, while also meeting new standards for things like air quality requirements and safety measures. One of the many perks in the new building proposal was a better configuration for classroom pods built around learning hubs. The board will continue the conversation about these options and visit these choices at next month’s meeting.     

        In the meantime, the board approved a schematic design for the WCHS Gym indoor air quality improvement project to keep that moving along.

        In other business:

         *Recognized the Monticello Elementary Academic Team and their Coaches Mitchell Gregory and Tammye Sumpter.

        *Approved the ERATE Eligible Item for Internal Connections and Telecommunications.

        *Approved pay application #22 for the Monticello Elementary Renovation Project for $44,300.25.  Also approved two change orders for the project.

        *With only a single bid for goods and services to accomplish the concrete slab work associated with the soccer field project, the board opted to re-bid that project.

         *Agreed to an Internship/Field Experience Education Agreement between Wayne County Schools and Eastern Kentucky University.

         *Declared 55 High Bay 400W Gym Lights as surplus property. New LED lights were installed in the high school gym recently that improved the lighting and will provide energy savings.

2021-2022 Final Calendar 1062 hrs after board meeting


2022-2023 School Calendar (003)

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