Ever wonder how the calendar gets scheduled for the school year?
Here's how: There is a common calendar committee that meets every year, and it includes representation from Administration and Instructional staff from all nine school districts in Kalamazoo RESA, plus representation from Kalamazoo RESA itself. This committee is in charge of the massive coordination of the yearly schedules for all programs in all nine districts - both individual programs and joint programs (for example, Education for Employment, Education for the Arts, Special Education, Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center, Testing requirements, etc.). The committee also must work in the exact amount of student-instruction hours as required by the state, and make sure those hours are balanced evenly as semesters or trimesters. Out of those efforts comes a plan for the school year's calendar. Whew!