Calendar calls for Aug. 15 school start

PAT FRIDGEN

The calendar could change for the 2011-2012 Greencastle-Antrim School District year. Superintendent C. Gregory Hoover passed out a proposed schedule with an early start of Monday, Aug. 15. The last day would be Tuesday, May 22, and graduation May 26, 2012.

The rationale was to allow the first semester to end before Christmas break. At the high school level students currently return for three weeks of classes and final exams following a week or more of vacation.

Hoover also has said students learn better in August than in June. This year school started Aug. 30 and the last day will be June 7, 2011.