According to Director of Human Resources Andy Matthews, the two instructional days eliminated from the work schedule are May 26 and May 27 of 2011. Those would have been the last two days of the student school year.
However, the school district shifted two post-planning days on May 31 and June 1, 2011, in those spots.
This measure is intended to allow staff to wrap up the school year earlier, as opposed to having a long weekend and then returning for two days. It also keeps schools open for staff, though not for students, on May 26 and 27, 2011, as graduation preparations will take place around that time.
The four non-instructional days taken out of the work schedule are July 26, 2010, which would have been the first day of pre-planning; Oct. 18, 2010, originally a parent-teacher conference; and Jan. 3 and 4, 2011, which would have been professional learning days.
The adjusted work schedule for the 2010-2011 school year also includes another shift of days, specifically for employees who work 205 or more days per year. Oct. 11, 2010, which was originally an off-day, will now be a work day. Instead, Oct. 15, 2010, will now be and off-day, thus giving staff a four-day weekend.