*Below find two draft versions of possible calendars for the 2015-16 school year. The “non-traditional calendar” (students begin class before Labor Day) is being recommended for several reasons, including:*

*1. Providing a vacation period in April from which days could be reclaimed to meet the state minimum in the event that we have snow/emergency closings throughout the winter and early spring (March and April).*

*2. Allowing for consistency with other school district calendars in Western Suffolk BOCES.*

*The Board will discuss this matter at the Board meeting on January 15th at 7:30 P.M. in the Middle School cafeteria. I welcome your comments and questions at that meeting or via email to me pscordo@elwood.k12.ny.us

*Happy Holidays to all,*

*Peter Scordo*