LOGANSPORT — The Logansport school board this week approved a calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
The year for teachers will begin Aug. 15, and students will report for the first day of classes on Aug. 16, a Thursday.
Barring any school closings because of bad weather or other emergencies, the last day for students would be May 22, and the last day for teachers would be May 23.
The calendar includes a fall vacation Oct. 25-26 and spring break March 25-29.
The schools will close Sept. 3 for Labor Day and Feb. 18 for Presidents Day. Students will get nine days off for Christmas, Dec. 24 to Jan. 3.
Asked why the first day back to school after Christmas break would be on Friday rather than the following Monday, Greg Korreckt, the school corporation’s controller and the chairman of the calendar committee, said it all came down to getting ready for the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress in early March.
“We wanted that extra school day before the test window,” he said.
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