Carmel school board considers school calendars


The Carmel Clay Schools board of trustees met March 26 to discuss school calendars, Carmel Education Foundation grants and award construction bids.

What happened: The school board reviewed proposed calendars for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

What it means: After receiving community feedback, the calendar committee proposed future calendars that include making the Wednesday before Thanksgiving a vacation day, finish the first semester before winter break and maintain a traditional rather than balanced calendar. They do not include a full week for fall break.

What’s next: The school board is expected to vote on the calendars in April.


What happened: The Carmel Education Foundation recognized the recipients of approximately $13,000 in spring grants.

What it means: The grants will be used for programs and classroom items that directly benefit students. CEF has donated more than $2 million in college scholarships and $525,00 in classroom grants since 1966.


What happened: The school board awarded $4.6 million in bids for upgrades at three CCS sites.

What it means: Upgrades include roofing at Forest Dale Elementary, new carpet and paint at Carmel High School and paving at the Educational Services Center and CHS football stadium, among other projects. The projects are funded through 2018 general obligation bonds.


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