The Juab School District will consider its school calendar for next year for one more month in order to allow community members to comment.
The problem the board is facing is when to hold graduation in 1993 and how to work around the traditional Monday holiday of Memorial Day.Under the first option, schools would be out for the holiday, with students coming back on Tuesday, June 1, for one last day. Graduation would be June 1.
"We have looked at other options," Superintendent Kirk Wright said. One day of spring vacation could be eliminated on Monday, April 12.
The teachers at the middle school were willing to do away with Harvest Vacation on Oct. 19, Wright said. UEA meetings are scheduled for Oct. 15 and 16. However, board members did not consider the elimination of the day an option for the Juab School District.
Many students would not attend school because of the deer hunt, and school attendance would suffer.
One option would be to hold graduation on Thursday, May 27, rather than on June 1. The state requires students to attend school for 990 hours, and seniors would be short of the mark if the rest of the high school students attended school, Wright said.
The district had made it an unwritten policy to never have graduation before the long Memorial Day weekend, board president Leon Pexton said. "We have had kids killed," he said.
However, the all-night party sponsored by parent groups that ends with breakfast at the school the morning after graduation might be affected. School would still be in session for all other students, and the post-graduation breakfast would make the kitchen unavailable.