HES to start at 7:59 a.m. following spring break
Holton Elementary School students will be starting school a little earlier when they return from spring break.
After spring break, and for the rest of the school term, HES students will start school at 7:59 a.m. instead of 8:05 a.m., it has been reported.
HES needs to make up four hours and three minutes of classroom instruction time to meet state education regulations, the school board learned here Monday evening.
School officials reported that the earlier start time seemed to be the easiest way to make up the time since elementary kids enter their classrooms at 7:55 a.m. already.
Local school districts and area colleges and universities will all be closed for spring break from Monday, March 19, through Friday, March 23, it has been reported.
All three Jackson County school districts – Holton, Jackson Heights and Royal Valley – as well as students who attend schools in Prairie Hills USD 113 and Atchison County Community Schools USD 377 will all be out of class for a full week during the third week of March.
Jackson Heights students will also have no school on Friday, March 16, it was reported.
All state universities, as well as Washburn University, will also take spring break that week.
Students in all aforementioned schools and universities will return to class on Monday, March 26.