Local Superintendents Take United Front On School Calendar

Posted on: 12:26 pm, February 11, 2013, by , updated on: 06:01pm, February 11, 2013

MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) – Superintendents of the three school districts in Madison County say they plan to use the same calendar in the upcoming school year.

Dr. Casey Wardynski, Dr. Dee Fowler and Dr. David Copeland, superintendents of Huntsville, Madison and Madison County, respectively, held a joint news conference Monday in Madison.

The 2013-2014 school calendar is expected to include a longer summer break and no fall break.  The Madison County Board of Education approved the calendar last week.

Here are links to see the calendars:

All three school systems want to regain more local control over the calendar in order to determine the start and end date, and to factor in more weather days, among other things.  State Sen. Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) was also present to discuss a bill he has co-sponsored in the Legislature that would give school systems more flexibility.