2023 instructional calendar on Metro School Board’s Monday agenda

Above is the proposed Moore County School Instructional Calendar for 2023-24. The Metro School Board will vote on the calendar at Monday’s regular session meeting. (Graphic Provided)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The Metro School Board will meet in a regular session meeting on Monday, October 10 at the Department of Education Building located behind Lynchburg Elementary School. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

In new business, the Board will consider the first iteration of the instructional calendar for all Moore County Schools for the 2023-24 school year. That calendar shows August 9 as the first full day of classes with Fall Break happening September 25-29. If approved, students will get November 20-24 off for Thanksgiving. Christmas break would happen December 18-29 and Spring Break will happen April 1-5.

In other new business, the Board will vote on a LEA Compliance Report, a 2022-23 General Purpose Budget Amendment, an updated fee schedule for Extended School Programs, retirement classified personnel, and food service bids.

Director Moorehead will also report on Innovative School Grants, the LES Auditorium, and release time for Bible Study at Moore County Schools. According to Tennessee State law (Tenn Codes 49-2-130), students can be excused from school to attend a course in religious moral instruction taught by an independent entity off school property if approved by the school board and if a parent or legal guardian signa a written release. Such course must be conducted off public school property, according to the statue.

All Metro School Board meetings are open to the general public. If you have questions about the meeting, contact the Department of Education at 931-759-7303. •

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