Friday, October 26, 2012
By a 4-2 vote, the board adopted Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's recommendation to begin the 2013-14 school year on Aug. 7.
The Cobb Board of Education adopted an academic year 2013-14 calendar Thursday night that left some members of a specially-appointed calendar committee disappointed. By a 4-2 vote, the board approved a recommendation by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa for a 190-day instructional calendar that would begin on Aug. 7, 2013 and conclude on May 21, 2013. Included in the vote was an amendment by board member Alison Bartlett to use fall semester instructional days for possible furlough days that may come up during future budget deliberations. Hinojosa's recommendation was a modification of various proposals considered by the calendar committee, which was made up of parents and school system teachers and staff. While that panel could not come to …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A member of a special calendar committee is upset with Superintendent Hinojosa's recommendation for the 2013-14 school year.
Several proposed calendars for the 2013-14 academic year will likely be up for discussion when the Cobb Board of Education holds its October business meeting Thursday. A vote is scheduled on adopting a calendar, but the measure became more complicated at the board's work session earlier this month because of multiple proposals that were submitted. The meeting Thursday will take place at 7 p.m. in the board room of the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. An executive session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nine different proposals for next year's school calendar have been floated for possible action. They include a recommendation from Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, as well as proposals from board members …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Cobb school board was presented nine different calendars on Wednesday.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Sorting through nine calendar proposals for the 2013-14 school year will occupy a good bit of the Cobb Board of Education's for the next couple of weeks. That's how many different proposals were presented during Wednesday's work session. The board is expected to vote at its business meeting on Oct. 25, but the job of whittling down that list has become more complicated. Board member David Banks and Superintendent Michael Hinojosa detailed their calendars prior to the work session. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, board member Alison Bartlett also has submitted a proposal (see attached PDF), as has a calendar committee created last year at the behest of Hinojosa, who said during the meeting he has no preference. Don’t miss any…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Proposals by Superintendent Michael Hinojosa and board member David Banks will be discussed at Wednesday's work session.
Multiple school calendar proposals will be brought before the Cobb Board of Education on Wednesday, restarting a debate that embroiled the board for much of 2011. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa, who urged the board to create a committee to tackle calendar planning, will be offering a different calendar than conflicting recommendations by the panel. School board member David Banks, a central figure in the school calendar controversy when it first came up in early 2011, also will be submitting his own proposal. The discussion will take place at the board's monthly work session, which begins at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the board room of the Cobb County School District central office, 514 Glover Street, Marietta. The entire agenda is available …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The panel has hammered out a calendar for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years.
The 21-member group tasked with creating a school calendar for the next two school years has reached an agreement on the divisive issue and produced calendars for the next two school years. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the 2013-14 school year would start on Aug. 1, with a fall break in late September. An additional winter break would be held between Feb. 14-17. The next task of the group, which includes Kell High School's new principal Dr. Ed Wagner, is to narrow their two calendars down to one in order to present it to School Superintendent Dr. Michael Hinojosa. Hinojosa expects the Cobb County School Board to vote on the new calendar some time in October. Don't miss any of the news you care about. Subscribe to our free …