Wayne County Board Sets Dates for Next School Year

The Wayne County School Board met last night (Tuesday) and approved the school calender for the 2021-22 school year.

                Opening day for the next school year will be August 18, and the first day for students will be August 19. The calendar includes a traditional fall break, Christmas break and spring break. The final day for students would be May 23, 2022.

                The return to in-person instruction for students this school year was also discussed during the meeting. With COVID numbers on the decline, district officials have opted to move ahead with plans for four-day a week instruction, beginning March 1.

Fridays will be used for small group instruction for students who may be struggling. Superintendent Wayne Roberts noted that the plan is to get back to five day a week in-person instruction when it is possible. Board members met at Monticello Elementary, which is currently being renovated. After the meeting concluded, the board toured different portions of the building to learn more about the project.