School calendar approved at Centreville

Centreville Public Schools Board of Education has approved calendars for the 2018-19, 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

In each case, the district will begin the school year on Monday prior to Labor Day.

Superintendent Stephanie Lemmer said calendars had been built collaboratively with staff and also after surveying parents of elementary and junior/senior high students.

Lemmer said a before-Labor Day start would maximize the amount of instruction for at-risk learners and maximize the number of days students attended career and technical-education courses. Since many of the districts in St. Joseph County are going toward pre-Labor Day start, this could spare the district from having to negotiate special contracts, she said.

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