MCS Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

MCS Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar
Posted on 07/06/2017

MCS Board Approves 2019-2020 School CalendarBuilding construction projects are prompting an unconventional school calendar for the Mason City School District.


The Mason City School Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 school calendar at its June 13 meeting.  Due to the significant construction that will take place during the summer of 2019 to complete the district’s Master Facilities Plan, school will not begin until September 3, 2019 and will end on June 5, 2020. The 2019-2020 calendar gives a Fall Break from Nov. 27-29, Winter Break from Dec. 23-Jan.1, and a Spring Holiday from April 10-13. There is one Personal Learning Day on April 9.


"There are several fairly significant changes to the 2019-2020 calendar, but it is important to remember that this is just for one year. We expect to return to a more typical school calendar with earlier school start and end times, and week-long Spring Breaks in 2020-2021," said Dr. Gail Kist-Kline, Superintendent.

A committee of parents, teachers and administrators recommended the calendar to the school board.


"We appreciate the diligence of the calendar committee members who worked hard to design a school calendar that supports student learning, and our staff and families' needs," said Kist-Kline. "We recognize that families and staff will miss having a week-long Spring Break, and we intend to be flexible about understanding that families often make their own decisions about vacations."


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During the 2019-2020 school year, the district will implement its Master Facilities Plan; all the district's PK-second grade students will attend the Mason Early Childhood Center, grades 3-6 will attend Mason Intermediate, grades 7-8 will attend Mason Middle School and grades 9-12 will attend Mason High School. The nearly $43 million project does not require a bond-levy because about $34 million is being funded with state tobacco settlement monies that can only be used for school facilities, and the district has set aside existing capital funds for the rest.
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