LANCASTER - If the Garrard County Board of Education changes the school calendar, it apparently won't come easily.
The board floated an "alternative calendar" Tuesday night at its meeting at Garrard Middle School, and parents and teachers gave it a cool reception.
Superintendent Ray Woolsey stressed that the board was only seeking public input on the proposal, which would provide two-week breaks after nine weeks of classes and slightly shorten the summer session. "We just want to know," he said.
What the board heard wasn't encouraging.
Karen McCulley, who served as a parent representative on the committee that drew up the alternative calendar, said that none of the other members of the panel were in favor of it. Their opposition, she said, centered largely on their belief that the breaks were too long for younger children. Others worried about child care during the breaks.