School in session 'President's Day' as Perham sets 2009-10 calendar
One good blizzard, and the 2009-10 Perham school calendar will be pushed into June.
A very tight school calendar was approved by the Perham-Dent School Board May 8.
In order to wrap up student days before June 1, the school board eliminated "President's Day" as a day off.
As it stands, the calendar will have these days off for students:
---October 15-16, during education convention
---November 26-27, during Thanksgiving
---December 24-January 4, for Christmas break
---There will be no winter days off, until Easter, April 2
Storm make-up days will be in the first days of June, if necessary.
In other school board action, a number of personnel matters were handled--some of them prompted by budget cuts for the 2009-10 school year.
---English as a second language teacher Kay Peloquin was placed on unrequested leave as a full-time teacher. However, a part-time contract was approved.
---Part-time contracts were also approved for Peggy Rutten, math; and Soleil Palubicki, English.
---Jean Long, school readiness coordinator, was approved for a half-time contract.
---Para-professional Elaine Walk was reduced to 20 hours per week.
---Resignation of para-professional Eileen Ternus was approved.
---Maternity leave was approved for English teacher Jill Walter.