The Hermiston Board of Directors approved the 2018-19 school calendar at its regular board meeting on Monday.
There will be two full weeks of winter break and spring break will be moved to the first week in April.
Next year’s school calendar will look like this:
- August 27, 2018 — start date
- December 24,2018-January 4, 2019 — winter break
- April 1-5, 2019 — spring break
- June 10, 2019 — last day of school
“We knew that this was going to be a difficult decision,” said Karen Sherman, chairperson of the Hermiston school board. “We know that the decision will have a negative impact on some more than others. We have been working really hard to get the most student seat time as much as we can. The discussions have all revolved around continuing to focus on keeping students in class. I wish we could make everyone happy, but we have to honor the work and the recommendation done by ED Council.”
Loretta Fitterer — president of the Hermiston Association of teachers read the following statement to the Board:
“The Hermiston Association of Teachers Executive Team would like to share its support for the processes conducted through Ed Council in regards to the matter of changing spring break for the year 2018/2019. Realizing this would be a significant change for all within the district and community, we know that not all will agree with the decision. However, we would like to thank our HAT reps as well as the school board and administrators who truly made fair efforts to hear from our members and the community. We appreciate this time invested for collaboration.”
To view the complete school calendar, go to the calendar page on the district’s website.