Lake Chelan School Superintendent Brad Wilson isn't entirely sold on 12th District State Senator Brad Hawkins' idea to add five more days to the 180-day school calendar. Hawkins has introduced a bill in the state senate to increase the school calendar to 185 days, Hawkins has said he'd like to increase the calendar to 200 days. Wilson's thoughts:
Also, another State Senator's idea is to send money to school districts to fund tutors to help students catch up from their learning loss; Wilson says that idea appeals to him more, but he says whatever the legislature decides has to be funded by the state:
Speaking of calendars, the School Board approved calendars for the next two school years at their meeting last week; Wilson says there were no changes, the year will begin the Tuesday before Labor Day with a three day week, followed by a four day week, and then a full five day week after that.