Gary G. Krupp
At its February 18, 2013 meeting, the Merrimack School Board discussed the proposed 2013-2014 school calendar. As noted during the meeting, both the Merrimack Teacher's Association and the Merrimack Educational Support Staff Association are surveyed for input regarding holidays, vacations and school start dates to ensure the school calendar best accommodates the desires of the staff. What is missing is input from parents.
Do you have an opinion on consolidating Spring and Winter break? Do you think more holidays are needed? Does the school start date affect your Summer vacation plans? Or do you like things the way they are proposed? Although no formal survey mechanism to collect input from parents currently exists, School Board Chairman, Chris Ortega, asked parents to review the proposed calendar and submit their feedback to board members directly.
The proposed school calendar is attached to this article. Whatever your opinion, if you are a parent with children in the Merrimack School District, please review the calendar and then use the link below to contact your School Board members. A quick phone call, e-mail or letter is a great way to ensure your needs are considered as this next school calendar is finalized.
Contact information including phone numbers, addresses and email addresses for each school board member can be found here: http://www.merrimack.k12.nh.us/board_members.cfm?master=292695&cfm=end
The Board will take up the calendar again at its next meeting, March 4, 2013 where any motions to change the calendar will be considered. Be sure to get your feedback in before the meeting.
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