509J School District seeks input on 2015-2016 school calendar

The 509J school district is looking for input on next year’s school calendar. There are 2 versions of the calendar they are considering that are similar in the number of student days. One starts September 1st with the last student day of June 2nd, while the other starts September 9th with a last student day on June 9th. Each calendar represents the following changes from the current school year:

  • Early Release or Late Starts will not be on the calendar. They will be replaced with full Professional Development and work days for staff. Every student day will have the same start and end times.
  • Building start times will be close to this current years start times. No significant changes.
  • Building end times will remain close to the same for Madras High School (MHS), Jefferson County Middle School (JCMS) and Warm Spring K-8 buildings.
  • Madras Primary, Metolius Elementary and Buff Intermediate schools will end approximately 30 minutes prior to the release of MHS and JCMS Students.

You can download the proposed calendars here. The 509J School District would like input from community members prior to the Monday, April 27th School Board meeting.