A public hearing will be held Monday evening in Atlantic with regard to an Early Start Calendar Waiver for the 2014-2015 school year. The hearing will take place at 7:30-p.m. in the Atlantic High School Media Center, prior to the start of the regular Atlantic School Board meeting. During the hearing, district patrons may speak for or against the Early Start Calendar Waiver, which allows districts to request from the Iowa Department of Education, authorization to begin classes earlier than specified in the Code of Iowa.The district is required to hold a public hearing on the matter prior to July 1st if it intends to begin classes earlier than a day during the calendar week, in which the first day of September falls.
During the Atlantic School Board’s regular meeting, the Board will hear special presentations from Gary Sinclair, Finance Support Co-Director for the Iowa Association of School Boards, and, an update from the Lindamood Bell Reading and Comprehension program instructors.
The School Board will also act on: approving various staff contracts, volunteer coaching positions and/or resignations; a digital sign for the Atlantic Middle School; New teacher employment; other, administrative matter, and, the 2014-2015 Early Start Calendar Waiver.
Discussion items to follow, include an Atlantic Middle School teacher request, and a draft Honorary Diploma policy.