By Tim Kowols
Sturgeon Bay School District is hopeful its 2018-2019 school calendar will be more family-friendly than years past. A four-day Memorial Day weekend and moving four half-days to Fridays are among the changes in store for next school year, which will begin the Tuesday after Labor Day and continue into the early part of June. Superintendent Dan Tjernagel hopes the changes are something families take advantage of next year.
Tjernagel encourages parents to contact him if they have any questions or comments on the 2018/2019 calendar before it is approved by the school board. Washington Island School District has also looked at its school calendar to make more family-friendly as they try to balance with the ferry schedule and booking appointments on the mainland.