Battle Ground Public Schools has developed a plan for students to make up the school days that were missed this year due to inclement weather, and has tentatively set the last day of school for Friday, June 23. To meet Washington state's school attendance requirements, Battle Ground's plan extends the school calendar at the end of the year, eliminates some early release days, and includes a request to the state to waive some of the missed days.
The plan is tentative until approved by both the Board of Directors and the state, and could be altered if additional inclement weather impacts the school calendar. The waiver request must meet state requirements, including providing students with a minimum of 1,027 instructional hours during the year and making up a minimum of three of the missed school days.
Specifically, the following changes have been made to the 2016-17 school calendar:
Feb. 9-10: Early release days for end of semester
March 1: Regular, full day
March 15: Regular, full day
April 19: Regular, full day
May 5: Regular, full makeup day
June 8-9: Regular, full days
June 15-16: K-8 early release days for parent-teacher conferences
June 19-20: Regular, full days
June 21: Regular, full makeup day
June 22-23: Early release makeup days
For high school seniors, the graduation dates will not change.
Battle Ground also has worked with its certificated and classified unions to create plans that will make up the missed work time for these staff members.
The district will present the plans to the board at its Feb. 13 meeting. A new calendar will be available after board approval.