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4-Day School Week

March 11, 2024

Emmett School District has conducted a lengthy process of researching and gathering feedback regarding potential calendar options for the 2024-2025 school year and moving forward. We appreciate the thorough work of the Calendar Committee and all of our parents, staff, students, and community members who participated in the calendar surveys and provided feedback on this subject.

At the March Regular School Board meeting on March 11, the Emmett School District board of trustees voted unanimously to approve a 4-day school week calendar for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.

During the meeting, Superintendent Craig Woods referenced a joint letter signed by him and the GCEA (Gem County Education Association) recommending the move to a 4-day calendar, and the board discussed the issue. The trustees acknowledged the diverse opinions regarding the topic and cited strong community and staff support communicated through survey results. The months-long work of the calendar committee throughout this process was acknowledged and appreciated, and the district communicated a commitment to adapting and supporting all stakeholders in the upcoming transition.

While the calendar was approved, the district acknowledged that adaptations may be necessary, given the unknown details of Idaho House Bill 521. ESD is committed to making any necessary changes to ensure ESD meets any day and hourly requirements of the legislation to qualify for any potential funding available.

ESD would like to thank our community for their feedback and support through this process. Though some aspects are still unknown, what will remain the same is our commitment to work hard to provide our students with the best education possible,

Stay tuned for more updates as we move forward with this change!

To see the full discussion on this topic, please tune into 53:55 on the link to the YouTube recording.

March 11 School Board Meeting

The 4-day calendar is available at the right for reference. You will notice that this version has been slightly updated with the dates of Spring Break. This change was done to coordinate with the Spring Break dates of neighboring districts. This slight edit will be brought to the board for approval in the April Regular Board Meeting.

Also please note that all of the information collected during this process, including the work of the calendar committee, is still available on our website and can be accessed using the button at the right.

We appreciate your understanding as we move forward with transitioning to a 4-day school week calendar. We will seek to provide you with updates and information that will hopefully ensure a smooth transition that will bring many positive benefits to our students, staff, and educational goals.


Emmett School District

2024-2025 4-day Calendar (Approved)

Adopted 4-day Calendar 2024-2025

Calendar Process and Committee Information

For all research, data, survey results, and information, please see the following page:

Calendar Process & Information