New Schedule to Begin in 2020
After months of meetings and discussions the Lake County School District’s (LCSD) “calendar committee” has determined to postpone any changes to the school calendar for one more year. According to a media advisory distributed by LSCD Chief Financial Officer Kate Barlett, “the new calendar will start in 2020 and will be a 4-day a week calendar that will extend further into the year on both ends (shortening the summer) but will include the same number of school days for students.”
The school district began discussions concerning the change in October 2018. Parents and students should be advised that the LCSD calendar will remain the same for one more year (2019-20). The new change will not be implemented until the 2020-21 school year.
Bartlett provides the following details: “This is different from what most districts do when they go to a 4-day calendar – in which they usually keep the summer length the same and simply drop out one day from each school week.”
Under the new calendar, students who attend school in Leadville will still go to school 164 days a year. This is compared to most 4-day districts where students go to school only 140-148 days per year. The district emphasized that they were “not interested in reducing student contact days.”
While some parents have expressed concerns about finding something for their children to do on that fifth day of the traditional school week, the district expressed that it is “committed to providing low- or no-cost Friday programs once the new calendar starts.”
The Lake County School District’s mission statement is “LCSD challenges students to reach their fullest potential through personal, engaged and rigorous learning in the classroom and beyond.” For more details and news, readers can connect on the school district’s website.
FREE Things to Do in Colorado
Just because spring break is over doesn’t mean there’s still not plenty of fun to be had in Leadville Today and across Colorado. So as students, teachers and parents buckle down for the home stretch of learning before summer, check out this list of Free Things to Do in Colorado. There are lots to choose from, so why not fit one in during your next trip to the Front Range with the kiddos.
High School Choir: On the Road and In Town
The Lake County High School Chamber has some upcoming performances both in Leadville and on-the-road. Please support their efforts.
- INTO THE WOODS – April 26, 27, 28, 2019 in Leadville, Lake County High School Performing ArtsDepartment
- ROSE AWARDS CONCERT – May 8, 2019; 7 p.m. in Leadville.
- ELITCH GARDENS MUSIC FESTIVAL – May 16, 2019; All Day in Denver, CO.
- GRADUATION – May 25, 2019 at Lake County High School, Leadville.