2024-2025 Academic Calendar up for Jan. 22 public hearing, vote

Academic Calendar 2024 25 8.5x11 no phone 11JOHNSTON, Ia. (Jan. 14, 2024) — The proposed 2024-2025 Academic Calendar will be up for a public hearing and vote at the Johnston Board of Education’s next meeting, scheduled to begin 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 in the board room of the District Office, 6510 NW 62nd Ave, Johnston.

The recommended calendar has the school year starting on Friday, Aug. 23, the first day allowed by the state of Iowa. The calendar brings together the consensus of the staff, unions and Admin Team, and exceeds the 1,080 minimum hours required by the state.

If you would like to hear Superintendent Dr. Nikki Roorda explain the details and rationale for the draft 2024-2025 Academic Calendar, click on this video of the Jan. 8 school board meeting held via Zoom due to inclement weather, and and go to 1:12:34 (72 minutes in) on this video.

This is the process that last year eliminated early-out Wednesdays for the current school year and created additional full-day professional development days, including a fall break and extra day of winter break, which have been well-received.