Daleville schools to re-open Aug. 21

Daleville Board of Education President Steve Kirkland

The Daleville City Schools will re-open their doors Friday, Aug. 21.

The decision was made at the Daleville Board of Education meeting May 20.

The board approved the recommendation of Daleville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Stamps to push back the school start date to Aug. 21.

Stamps said she had talked to other area superintendents before making the recommendation to the board.

The delayed start will not affect the Thanksgiving and Christmas days off and it will not affect Spring Break, Stamps said. “Basically we are taking the Fall Break out and taking a Weather Day out.”

Stamps said that a delayed start decision could have been made in June but that she recommended making a decision at the May meeting in order to disseminate the information for families. “I recommend that we approve it so we can put the word out,” she said.

In other business, Steve Kirkland and Barbara Davis are the Daleville Board of Education president and vice president, respectively, for the upcoming school year. The two served in those positions last year and were unanimously reelected.

The board also approved the request from the Daleville Area Chamber of Commerce to the use the school-owned property at the intersection of Highway 134 and Daleville Avenue for the Annual Farmers Market.

The next meeting of the DBOE is Wednesday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the Daleville High School cafeteria. The meeting is open to the public.

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