The school board has agreed to switch Baucom and Green Hope elementary schools back to a traditional calendar.
Baucom will switch back from a year-round calendar for the 2009-10 school year. Green Hope won't make the move until Alston Ridge Elementary opens. It's schedule to open for the 2010-11 school year.
But in a surprise to some board members, they're also now considering today whether to convert Leesville Road Middle School to a year-round calendar.
Chuck Dulaney, assistant superintendent for growth and planning, said converting Leesvllle would meet the demands from year-round elementary parents for calendar continuity.
Dulaney said that more than 70 percent of Leesville's students come from year-round elementary schools.
Dulaney said Carroll and West Millbrook middle schools could serve as traditional calendar options for Leesville.
But some board members questioned voting today because they hadn't expected Leesville would be brought up by staff. Staff first mentioned the idea earlier this year.
The discussion on whether to vote was delayed by a fire alarm that briefly forced the evacuation of the building. The board is now back inside and having lunch.
Also today, the board voted against switching Salem Elementary back to a traditional calendar.
Click here for the online story. The board voted 7-1 to convert Leesville with Margiotta as the lone dissenter.