MAPS approves revised 2018-19 calendar
At its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday night, the MAPS Board of Education unanimously approved revisions to the 2018-2019 school calendar in order to meet the required minutes of instruction by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). MAPS has closed for six full days, has had one early release and one late start to date. Prairie River Middle School is the lone exception since their students have been out an extra day due to water pipe breakage and flooding. The Board approved changing April 5 from a Merrill School Improvement (MSI) Day to a student day; as well as, adding on June 10 and the majority of June 11 to extend the school year by nearly two days. June 11 will be an early release day with a 1 p.m. dismissal. The required DOJ Safety Grant Training and teacher grading originally scheduled for the April 5 MSI Day, will be completed outside of the regular school day.
The revised calendar will allow for one more early release or late start, if needed. If we have a school cancellation, we will be required to seek Board approval to move summer school back one week and add the necessary makeup day(s) to the end of the school year. At this time, Summer School will run every week day from June 12-27, 2019. If there are any more full day cancellations, the make-up days will be added to the end of the Board approved revised calendar.
“While this winter has been difficult, the weather is an event outside our control,” said Dr. John Sample, MAPS Superintendent. “We only have power over how to respond to such conditions and I believe this calendar revision is a great compromise to meeeting the state requirement.”
The revised 2018-2019 calendar can be found on our website at http://www.mapsedu.org/district/school-calendar.cfm.