Opp schools seek input on calendar

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

In an effort to seek input from the Opp community, Opp City Schools has posted its proposed calendar for the upcoming school year.

Superintendent Michael Smithart said at a meeting last week, system administrators planned to post the calendar to the website in order receive feedback.

“Our calendar affects the whole community,” he said. “We want to give everyone a chance to look over it and offer suggestions.”

The calendar went live earlier this week, officials said.

The proposed calendar includes 187 days for teachers and 180 days for students, both mandated by the state of Alabama.

Students are scheduled to return on Aug. 3, and teachers on July 30. The school year will end Fri., May 24, with graduation on Thurs., May 23.

Proposed holidays include:

• Sept. 3 for the Labor Day;

• Oct. 8-12 for fall break;

• Nov. 12 for Veterans Day;

• Nov. 19-23 for Thanksgiving holidays;

• Dec. 21- Jan. 4 for winter holidays;

• Jan. 21 for King/Lee day;

• March 25-29 for spring break;

• April 26 for spring holiday;

In-service dates, which are days teachers report to school, but students do not, include July 30-Aug. 2, Jan. 3-4 and Feb. 18.

Anyone who has questions or comments about the proposed schedule is asked to call the Opp Board of Education at 493-3173. To view the schedule visit www.oppcityschools.com.