Had this forwarded to me today. I think it’s an interesting issue, but I’m pretty sure the school year should end on June 24th, despite any hardships it might create for a few. I’m not particularly worried about when camps start.
The West Hartford Board of Ed will be meeting tonight, Thurs. evening (4/24). One of the issues they will be discussing is the scheduled last day of school for the Town of West Hartford which is now Tues. June 24. This has been rescheduled from the original date of Friday June 20 in order to make up for our two snow days. This schedule allows for the schools to maintain their 184 day calendar, four more than that required by the state.
Many of the camps that the West Hartford children typically attend for the summer begin prior to June 24. This creates quite a conflict for these families. Multiple families have said that their children will just miss the last 2 days. Instead, the Board has the ability to forgive these 2 days in the schedule to reduce the conflict. They have done so in the past when it has conflicted with the start of summer school.
In addition, all three town middle school graduations are now scheduled for Monday night, June 23. In order for 8th graders to attend their graduation, they will need to miss the beginning of camp. For some families this is not even an option due to parent work conflicts or camp restrictions.
If you have feelings regarding this issue, I ask that you consider sending an email to express them to the addresses listed below prior to the meeting on Thurs 4/24.
firstname.lastname@example.org (this will then automatically forward to all 7 Board members)
Thank you for your attention.