Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

No early dismissals for PD scheduled in 2023-24

H-M-S plans full days once a month for teacher inservices

One significant change is being made in the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School's calendar for 2023-24.

According to Superintendent Patrick Carlin, the proposed calendar adopted by the school board on Feb. 20 was a joint recommendation of the calendar committee and the School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC).

Classes for 2023-24 begin on Aug. 23, the earliest date possible, and the final day is scheduled for May 21. A total of 1,115 contact hours are scheduled, which is 75 more than the required minimum of 1,080 hours.

The significant change from previous years is the elimination of e...