Education board will review proposed 2017-18 school calendar

At its next meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, the Board of Education will discuss the calendar for the 2017-18 school year.

The calendar was originally on the board’s Sept. 8 agenda, but that meeting was canceled due to a lack of quorum.

If the proposed calendar is approved, the first day of school next year would be Tuesday, Sept. 5, and the last day would be Thursday, June 14.

This year, Wilton students returned to school Tuesday, Sept. 6 — days after students in nearby towns — to accommodate renovation work being done at Miller-Driscoll School.

According to the proposed 2017-18 calendar, Monday, Nov. 6, and Tuesday, Nov. 7 would be used for professional learning days and students would not have school.

Kindergarten through eighth grade conferences would be held Thursday, Nov. 16, through Tuesday, Nov. 21, making for shortened school days.

Wednesday, Nov. 22 would also be a shortened day, followed by Thanksgiving recess on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24.

There would be a two-hour delayed opening on Friday, Dec. 8, for professional learning, and winter recess would take place Monday, Dec. 25, through Friday, Dec. 29. There would also be no school on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

Students would have Friday, Feb. 16, off for February recess, and no school Monday, Feb. 19, for Presidents’ Day.

Spring recess would be Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13, and students would have no school on Memorial Day, which falls on Monday, May 28, next year.

Other holidays on the proposed 2017-18 calendar include:

  • Rosh Hashanah: Thursday, Sept. 21.

  • Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 9.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, Jan. 15.

  • Good Friday: Friday, March 30.

The Board of Education’s Sept. 22 meeting will take place in the Wilton High School Professional Library at 7 p.m.