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High School Graduation Date
Each year the Litchfield School District approves an annual calendar based on state regulations. The 2014-15 school calendar was developed with a tentative date for the end of year, with no school cancellation days, of Thursday June 18th. The tentative CHS graduation date, with no school cancellation dates, was set for Friday June 12th. For illustrative purposes, the calendar also shows the last day of school with four cancellation days as Wednesday June 23rd. That would put CHS graduation on June 19th, assuming that it would occur on a Friday. Each year in the spring the School Board then takes a formal vote to establish the CHS graduation date. This year the Litchfield School District had five school cancellation days and three late arrivals. (State regulations indicate that the school year for high school seniors may be reduced by no more than 5 days or 30 hours of instruction from the high school students)
In December 2014 the School Board looked at establishing a more permanent solution to the school year calendar and the graduation date process by asking administration to look into increasing the instructional time for grade 7-8 students at LMS to bring its number of annual instructional hours in line with the other ten grade levels (when compared to state minimum standards). That solution required a “sidebar” agreement with the Litchfield Education Association (LEA). Negotiations occurred on February 10th and 17th and unfortunately failed to reach an agreement.
As a result, at the School Board meeting of March 4th the School Board voted to establish the CHS graduation date as June 19th. That decision was based primarily on two factors: 1) Wanting to give students and parents as much advanced notice as possible to plan for college visits and relatives traveling to attend graduation; and 2) Not wanting to negatively impact student learning and school/family activities by scheduling school on one or more Saturdays, followed by increasing the length of the school day at all three schools to make up for one or more additional days of lost instructional time.
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Community Facility Requests
The Litchfield School District is taking facility requests online through our Community Use calendar and request system, FS Direct. Community groups and organizations are able to enroll online and enter requests for after-hours facility use by following the instructions, which can be in Buildings and Grounds under the Finance & Operations tab.
Please note that only one person from your community group or organization will be approved to enter these requests. Please be sure to read the registration instructions very carefully. Follow all registration instructions closely and be sure to read the Community Requester guide instructions regarding how to request use of the District's facilities.
Comcast Internet Essentials
Comcast has a new program to provide low-cost broadband internet access to eligible families in the National School Lunch Program.
- Fast home Internet for just $9.95 a month + tax
- No price increases, no activation fees, or equipment rental fee
- A computer available at initial enrollment for just $149.99 + tax
- Access to free Internet training - online, in print and in classroom
For more information please visit: http://www.internetessentialspartner.com/
Welcome to the Litchfield School District
Our mission is to provide rigorous and varied educational opportunities that challenge and engage all students to attain their highest level of intellectual, social, physical, and emotional growth. (2007)
Our staff, in partnership with parents and the entire Litchfield community, will enable all students to fulfill their aspirations and help instill a lifelong passion for learning. This partnership is committed to providing a safe and supportive learning environment to develop confident, responsible and productive members in our community and global society. (2007)
- Increase achievement for all students.
- Develop confident, responsible and productive students with post-graduate aspirations.
- Maintain a safe, supportive, and effective learning environment.
(A list of our updated goal objectives and a report on goals and objectives for 2012-2015 can be found under Goals on the School Board tab.)