Again, if the notion was not to move forward, the item would be no more. If the recommendation to move ahead came forward, planning would begin during the 2014-2015 school year with all school implementation scheduled for the 2015-2016 school year. Olson explained that many other districts have considered and adopted a balanced calendar. She said it might make sense for the district, but it also might not, with the ad-hoc committee in place to test these suspicions.
Board President Gregg Obren stated the idea should at least be investigated to see if it is the best thing for the Clinton School District.
“I think from just a big picture point of view, we need to be looking at everything,” Obren said. “If we come back and say ‘nope, this ain’t it, no.’ Then that’s it. But if we didn’t look at it, we can’t come back and say ‘no it’s night right.’”
The committee formation was approved 5-0 with members Jack Wenzel and Missey Sullivan-Pope absent.