Vidalia School Board OK's Calendar & Budget
Thursday, 20 May 2010

May 20--  Vidalia families planning summer vacations will have to be back home by August 13 for the first day of school in the Vidalia City School System.  The school board approved a 180-day school calendar at a called meeting Thursday. The last day of school next year will be May 20.

Due to a $3.3 million dollar reduction in expected revenue, the school year is reduced by ten furlough days for all employees, according to School Superintendent Dr. Tim Smith.

"We took two of those days from the teacher planning days and the other eight are from student instructional days.  The bottom line is everybody's salary is going to be cut by ten days this year and that's a big blow.  We did that in order not to send anybody home without a job because of the economy," Dr. Smith said.

Dr. Smith says a number of people have retired and some others, including himself, have retired and are coming back at a reduced salary to work a 49% work schedule.  A state waiver was obtained authorizing the Vidalia school system to have a parttime superintendent for the next three years.

The school system projects a reserve fund in its tentative 2011 budget of $1.1 million, however, that could be less if more state funding is cut during the year due to more declines in state revenue collections.  Current figures show the system losing about $1 million in state funding from this year to next.

The school board will consider adoption of the final budget at its meeting June 8.

Vidalia City Schools
2010/2011 School Calendar

Preplanning / Staff Professional Learning
August 9-12, 2010

First Student Day
August 13, 2010

Labor Day Holiday
September 6, 2010

Progress Reports (K-12)
September 10, 2010

Mid-Term (1st Semester)
October 12, 2010

Student / Teacher Holiday
October 18-19, 2010

Report Cards (K-12)
October 21, 2010

Progress Reports (K-12)
November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving Holidays
November 22-26, 2010

1st Semester Ends
December 17, 2010

Christmas Holidays
December 20 – 31, 2010

Staff Professional Learning / Student Holiday
January 3, 2011

First Day of Second Semester
January 4, 2011

Report Cards (K-12)
January 11, 2011

MLK, Jr. Holiday
January 17, 2011

Progress Reports (K-12)
February 3, 2011

President’s Day Holiday
February 18-21, 2011

Mid-Term (2nd Semester)
March 11, 2011

Report Cards (K-12)
March 18, 2011

Spring Holidays
March 28 – April 1, 2011

Progress Reports (K-12)
April 8, 2011

Student / Teacher Holiday
April 22 & 25, 2011

2nd Semester Ends
May 20, 2011

Last Student Day / Graduation
May 20, 2011

Post-Planning / Staff Professional Learning
May 23-25, 2011


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