The Knox Community School Board discussed the 2011-2012 school calendar Monday night. The calendar shows that the first day of school for Knox students would be Wednesday, August 10th with the end of the first semester as December 21st. June 1st, 2012 would be commencement. The first and second semesters would equal 90 days apiece. Superintendent, A.J. Gappa, told the Board that the schedule works with the Jesse Cooperative and the vocational programs as well.
Board President, Harold Welter, and Vice President, Mary Lynn Ritchie, both stated that the biggest complaint they receive is the extreme early start to the new school year. They asked Superintendent Gappa to go back and talk to all entities to see if the start of the school year could be pushed back one week.
No decision was made regarding the calendar for the next school year. The Board had the calendar on the agenda for discussion purposes only.