The Weyauwega-Fremont School Board has approved the calendar for the 2012-13 school year.
It did so when it met on Jan. 23.
School will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with the final day of school scheduled for Friday, May 31.
A change next school year is that there will be one day off in late October instead of two days off.
The annual convention of the Wisconsin Education Association Council had always been held at the end of October, meaning two days off of school for public school students in the state.
But, last year, the council canceled the convention after changes in state law weakened the union and its local affiliates.
With members having no certainty they would have input into school calendars through negotiations, they could not guarantee they would get the days off from school.
At the time that the council decided to cancel its convention, school districts had already set their 2011-12 calendars. As a result, many kept the two days at the end of October as days off.
With many families used to what some call a “fall break,” some districts are deciding to continue scheduling those days off.
In the W-F School District, students will have one day of school off at the end of October, District Administrator Scott Bleck said.
That day will be Friday, Oct. 26.
He explained the decision.
“By eliminating one of the days in October, we cound ensure that the final day of school would end on May 31,” he said.
Bleck said that traditionally, the district’s last day of school is on Friday, with graduation then held that evening.
The decision to have one day off in late October means the district can maintain that schedule, he said.