At the June 19 school board meeting, a committee made up of administrators, teachers parents and a student recommended that the school board adopt a “balanced” calendar as early as the 2013-2014 school year. In “From the Backshop” from July 24, the co-owners of The Current opposed the move. I agree with Current’s position.
In the U.S., the summer months are a time for kids to be kids and for families to spend time together in the warm weather and long evenings. One of the selling points for the balanced calendar is the option for families to go on vacation during “off peak” times. What if your idea of a vacation is going to a lake or a beach or camping and relaxing with no cares? What about summer camps and swimming in pools such as Forest Park Aquatic Center? What about a road trip across this wonderful country to see some of the beautiful State Parks we have, such as Yellowstone or Grand Teton, which were mentioned in your Lifestyle column this past week?
The Noblesville School Board will be seeking our input on this topic soon. Please make sure that your voice is heard so that this important decision isn’t made for you.