The Walker County Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school calendar Thursday evening.Students will return to school this fall on Thursday, Aug. 8, and conclude the school year with graduation …
The Walker County Board of Education approved the 2019-20 school calendar Thursday evening.
Students will return to school this fall on Thursday, Aug. 8, and conclude the school year with graduation on Friday, May 22, 2020.
There will be a week off for Thanksgiving celebrations from Nov. 25-29, and Christmas Break will be Monday, Dec. 23, through Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.
Spring Break will be March 23-27, 2020.
Other holidays will include Labor Day on Sept. 2, Veterans Day on Nov. 11, King/Lee Day on Jan. 20, 2020, and Presidents' Day on Feb. 17, 2020.
There will also be in-service days on Aug. 1-2 and 5-7 and Jan. 6, 2020.
Students will be out for a weather day on April 10, 2020.
In other business, the school board:
• Recognized the Walker County Transportation Maintenance Staff for doing very well on the annual audit for school buses.
"I'm proud to say of 121 buses inspected, not a single deficiency was found," Walker County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joel Hagood said. "They have an outstanding rapport. That's pretty remarkable, considering we're a large area and some of the roads they have to go down. To have a perfect audit, that says a lot for the job those guys do."
• Recognized Curry Middle School Beta Club students Colby Morrison, Saylor Langley and Addi Aaron for their accomplishments at the Alabama State Beta Club Convention.
Morrison was named Alabama State Beta Club Vice President; Langley was named the Beta Club Regional Leadership Representative for 2018-19; and Aaron was named the Beta Club Regional Leadership Representative for 2019-20.
• Recognized Bankhead Middle School as the recipient of the Alabama Power Foundation's Power to Play Grant in the amount of $2,500.
• Granted $403 each to four HOSA-Future Health Professionals students who gave speeches to request funding to attend a HOSA competition in Florida. They all attend the Walker County Center of Technology and attend various Walker County schools.