SHEPHERDSVILLE - On Tuesday night, Bullitt County Public School Board members will have an opportunity to get organized for the coming year.
They will also have to decide upon a calendar for the 2009-10 school year.
After doing surveys and having various meetings, the calendar committee will present board members with a proposal.
Under the draft proposal, classes would begin on its earliest date ever - Aug. 5.
Students would have a full fall break set for Oct. 19-23 after seeing that cut to three days this year.
The Thanksgiving break would remain three days and Christmas break begins on Dec. 21 and classes would not resume until Jan. 4.
Spring break would be April 5-9 and the final day of school, barring any inclement weather, would be May 25.
Early release days would be in the schedule for Aug. 19, Sept. 16, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 17 and April 14.
The proposal could be changed by board members on Tuesday. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. at the central office.
One thing the board will not be discussing is any change in starting times for elementary, middle and high school students.
In an e-mail sent out Friday evening, superintendent Keith Davis said he hoped to stop some rumors and save people a trip to the board meeting on Tuesday.
A survey was done on flipping the start times of high and elementary students.
Davis wrote that there was various studies showing high school students had different sleep patterns and many had trouble during the first couple of hours of school.
A committee considered 833 on-line surveys and other research and recommended starting elementary classes earlier and making high school students start last.
With plenty of phone calls and e-mails from those who found out the recommendation, Davis wrote that there were other considerations to be made prior to such a change.
He listed things such as athletics, after-school jobs, child care and teaching high school students to “grow up and take responsibility” as all reasons he would not recommend any change for upcoming year.
His biggest concern was having very young children standing alone at a bus stop so early in the morning.