(AUDUBON) The Audubon School Board will be applying for an early start waiver for the 2012/2013 School year.
Audubon Superintendent Brett Gibbs said if a School District does not start until after Labor Day, by law they have to apply for a waiver from the State. Gibbs said all three calendar options the Board looked at for next year started before the date set by the legislature.
“We’ll start pretty much the same time we started this year, that week of the 16th/17th, we’ll start on a Wednesday,” said Gibbs. “The only thing different in next year’s calendar is we will be taking a Spring Break over Easter time, so the students will actually have five days off following Easter. That’s something we’ve looked at before in the past but it’s never really been the popular option, but this year it was, so we’ll see how that works next year for us.”
In other activity, the School Board has decided to offer the early retirement incentive this year.
“We have five staff members who are eligible for early retirement, the Board’s offering two; two people is really all that could take advantage of that because obviously there is a limit to how much early retirement we can pay out,” said Gibbs. “The two new ones will be offset by two that are coming off of the early retirement payment that retired two years ago, so it’s a wash pretty much financially for the district.”
Gibbs said the total retirement package is $24,000 and that will be split over two years.