Volunteers and Survey Input Requested for Calendar Committee

Posted on 08/01/2019
2020-21 Calendar


On July 11, 2019, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law legislation barring school districts from starting the school year more than 14 calendar days before the first Monday in September. For the 2020-21 school year, school may not start before Aug. 24. Francis Howell’s previously approved 2020-21 calendar had a starting date of Aug. 10, 2020. Therefore, the calendar committee will be reconvened to make changes to the calendar to meet the new state requirements. The committee will also create the 2021-22 calendar.

Volunteers are needed for the Calendar Committee, which will consist of one representative from each of the categories below, for a total of twenty-six (26) members:

  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • High School Administrator
  • Middle School Administrator
  • Elementary Administrator
  • Early Childhood Administrator
  • High School Parent (2)
  • Middle School Parent (2)
  • Elementary Parent (2)
  • Early Childhood Parent (2)
  • Support Staff Representative
  • FHESPA Representative (appointed by FHESPA)
  • FHESPA President (Amy West)
  • FHEA Representative (appointed by FHEA)
  • FHEA President (Anita Kuehner)
  • Board of Education Member (2)
  • Director of Transportation (Jennifer Simpson)
  • Committee Co-Chairs (Lisa Simpkins and Mark Delaney)

There will be three Calendar Committee meetings from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Sept. 10, 17, and 24. Committee members will be expected to attend all three meetings. The goal of the Calendar Committee will be to make a recommendation to the Board of Education on Oct. 10, 2019.

If you are interested in being a member of the committee and can commit to attending all three meetings, please click here to add your contact information by Aug. 29. If more than one person per category expresses an interest, selections for the committee will be made by random draw. 

If you would like to share your opinions with the calendar committee, please click here to complete a survey about the school calendar. Patrons will have an opportunity to view the draft of the calendar and provide feedback and comments before the calendar is finalized.

Any questions regarding the Calendar Committee or the survey can be submitted to Lisa Simpkins.

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