'Uniform' calendar proves not so much
Updated 10:01 am, Friday, February 20, 2015
The letter requested the public act that established the calendar be "repealed or significantly modified."
New Milford schools typically open earlier than the last Wednesday in August, a date the Uniform Regional Schools Calendar has set for schools' opening each year.
New Milford's board believes the town's students would be adversely affected by losing days at the start of the school year.
On Feb. 3, Superintendent of Schools JeanAnn Paddyfote presented the latest notice on the calendar.
It specifies there is a "three-day flexible window" before and after the state's designated common start date.
"What's so uniform about that?" Paddyfote asked.
New Milford schools will use the flexible window and open three days before the last Wednesday each August, she told the board's operations subcommittee.
-- Susan Tuz