BCSC announces calendar proposal to start school a week later

Students in the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. could start school about a week later starting next year as part of proposed changes to the district’s three-year calendar.

BCSC school board members on Monday heard a recommendation from a subcommittee tasked with evaluating the results of an online survey that began Aug. 30 to create the calendar. The district received more than 4,800 responses to the survey, said Teresa Heiny, assistant superintendent for human resources.

“One of the comments we heard was to make the summer as long as possible,” Heiny said.

The subcommittee, which consists of 20 to 25 people representing businesses, parochial schools, athletics departments and parents, was formed by the district’s Business Advisory Council. The panel recommended shortening Thanksgiving break from five days to three, which would result in the school year starting about a week later, Heiny told the board.

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Matt Kent is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at 812-379-5712 or mkent@therepublic.com