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Schools want input on calendar
Proposed dates on system Web site for review, voting
1130 Calendar meeting5
Superintendent Randy Shearouse meets with members of his advisory board, comprised of the respective teachers of the year from the schools, to discuss the 2011-12 calendar for the Effingham County School System. Proposed calendars can be seen on the system’s Web site, - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold
The Effingham County Board of Education is once again is surveying teachers, student, parents and community members as a calendar for 2011-12 is deliberated, including a non-traditional option that includes more week-long breaks.
Through an online survey at the BoE Web site and through staff surveys from each school, close results have surprised central office staff between the first traditional option, with 194 votes, and the nontraditional option, with 179. Superintendent Randy Shearouse heard comments on these options Monday afternoon from his advisory board composed of teachers of the year from each school.
Paula McCormick from Guyton Elementary, who’s worked on a nontraditional calendar, said the staff there preferred that option. 
For the complete story, see Tuesday's edition of the Effingham Herald.