School gets out early in new schedule

By NANCY ZEMAN nzeman@prairiepress.net
Posted 12/16/19

Paris Union School District 95 students will receive at least one early dismissal every month during the next school year, following the adoption of the 2020-2021 school calendar by the Paris school …

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School gets out early in new schedule

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Paris Union School District 95 students will receive at least one early dismissal every month during the next school year, following the adoption of the 2020-2021 school calendar by the Paris school board Monday, Dec. 9, at its monthly meeting.

Paris 95 Superintendent of Schools Jeremy Larson explained the district works closely with Crestwood Superintendent of Schools Danette Young in preparing the school calendar for both districts as well as Paris High School.

Larson said Young asked if staff collaboration could be included and he agreed. Students will be dismissed at 2:35 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Paris 95 teachers already meet in their teams, “but we will definitely take advantage of the additional time,” he said.

The new calendar calls for teachers to report for the 2020-2021 school year Wednesday, Aug. 12. Half-day classes for students with early dismissal is Aug. 13-14. The first full day of school is Monday, Aug. 17, 2020.

The holiday vacation begins with early dismissal Friday, Dec. 18. Teachers will report for institute on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, with students returning Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.

At Larson’s recommendation, the board hired the Kemper CPA Group, LLP, which previously completed the district and Paris High School audits.

Larson explained Larsson, Woodyard and Henson of Paris, who completed this year’s audit for PHS and Paris 95, is discontinuing offering school district audits.

The school board moved into executive session following the short meeting to complete a self-evaluation and discuss Larson’s evaluation. No action was taken following the executive session.