The Jessamine County Board of Education put its stamp of approval on a couple documents a long time in the making Monday night.
The board approved the calendar for the 2013-2014 school year, which looks much like the current year’s. The first draft had included an earlier-than-usual start date to make the fall and spring semesters equal lengths — a change that was found to be unnecessary.
The calendar approved Monday has a start date of Wednesday, Aug. 14, with fall break from Oct. 14-18. Winter break starts Dec. 21 with students going back to school Jan. 6, and spring break from March 31 to April 4. The last day of school if there were no make-up days would be May 28, 2014.
The board also approved this year’s graduation schedule. Commencement exercises will be at Southland Christian Church on June 7, with East Jessamine High School’s at 4 p.m. and West Jessamine High School at 7:30 p.m. Last week’s snow day has pushed the last day of school to May 30.