Boyden-Hull 2017-18 school year begins August 23

The Boyden-Hull School Board approved the 2017-2018 school calendar at its February meeting.

The first full day of school will be Aug. 23 and the second semester begins Jan. 12. The last day of school is May 24, with seniors finishing May 18.

Possible snow makeup days are built into the last four months of the school year.

“The calendar for next year is pretty similar to this year,” said Superintendent Steve Grond. “We have the option of using snow makeup days during the course of the year.”

Western Christian High School has also set Aug. 23 for the first day of school and May 25 will be the last day.

The proposed date for the first day of classes at Trinity Christian High School is also Aug. 23. The date still has to approved by the school board.

The Boyden-Hull board also agreed to raise fees for students taking drivers’ education during the summer of 2017. Both the in-district and out-of-district prices will increase by $15, to $265 and $365 respectively.

Last year 75 students were enrolled in the program.

“We have not increased the pay for the instructor in the last four to five years, which is where the majority of expenses come from in drivers’ education,” explained Grond. “In looking at area schools and what they pay their instructors, we are at or near the bottom of pay. It was time to give the instructor a pay increase.”

Julie Bundy is the drivers’ education instructor.

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