PARKERSBURG - Wood County Schools officials Tuesday presented a draft calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
Judy Johnson, director of curriculum, presented the calendar to the Wood County Board of Education and recommended the calendar for approval in April. The calendar was created by a committee and must be presented to the state Department of Education by May 1.
The 2012-13 school year would begin for students on Aug. 23, a Thursday, with teachers beginning on Aug. 20, a Monday.
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Judy Johnson, director of curriculum for Wood County Schools, presented the Wood County Board of Education Tuesday evening with a draft calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
Johnson said if there are no snow days, students would attend their last day of school on June 3, a Monday. The last possible instruction day would be June 12, a Wednesday. Teachers would end on June 5, with the last possible employment day being June 13.
Thanksgiving break would be held the week of Nov. 19, with the holiday falling on Nov. 22, a Thursday. The district's winter break would begin Dec. 21, a Friday, with students returning to school Jan. 2, a Wednesday.
Spring Break for students would begin March 29, a Friday, but would be a professional development day for teachers. Students and staff would return to class April 8, a Monday.
Mike Winland, director of secondary schools, also presented recommended graduation dates for the 2012-13 school year.
Winland said the last day for seniors would be May 29, a Wednesday. Parkersburg High School's graduation would be May 30, a Thursday, and Parkersburg South High School would hold graduation May 31, a Friday.
Williamstown High School's graduation would be held June 1, a Saturday.
"That is with the blessing of the Williamstown school community," Winland said.
The dates avoid any graduations being held on a Wednesday, which was a point of contention this year for some Parkersburg South community members.
In other business, the school board voted to terminate teacher's aide Angela Bosley, effective today. No details were given, but Bosley has been suspended without pay for months.
The board unanimously approved the suspension without pay of Mineral Wells Elementary School teacher Maryanne Courtney from March 20-22. Karen Brunicardi, director of elementary schools, said the suspension was due to a "code of conduct issue." No further details were given.