School board makes decision about next year's calendar, donations accepted

At their November 11th meeting, the Campbell County School Board considered the planned timeline of next year’s school year. Denton Sisk, Director of Student Support Services, presented the proposed 2020-2021 academic calendar for the board to review. As the proposal stands, the anticipated finish date would be May 28. School principals will have an opportunity to weigh in on the proposed calendar this Thursday.

For the upcoming school year, Campbell County’s academic calendar may differ from other area schools. “I just couldn’t stomach asking new teachers to come back and start in July and bring kids back on the eleventh,” Superintendent Dr. Robert Johnson said. But it’s not a difference expected to be repeated in future years. “In 2021...we will get back on a normal schedule. We’ll be able to start around the 18th.” 

Teacher development will have to be worked in despite the timeline challenge. Johnson showed board members a video to demonstrate what this development consists of. Also posted on the Campbell County Public Schools Facebook page, it shows school personnel receiving technology training. The video shows personnel focusing on well-known disciplines like math and English. 

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