HYMERA -- The Northeast School Corporation adopted the 2008-09 school calendar at its meeting Monday night.
School will begin Aug. 13 and end May 21, 2009. Three make-up days are included in the calendar. They are President's Day, Good Friday, and May 22. If more make-up days are needed, they will be added to the end of the year.
Superintendent Mark Baker recommended that custodian Bonnie Danko at North Central have her hours extended from 30 hours per week to 40. The board approved his request.
Baker also offered congratulations and a "job well done" to the participants of the sixth grade Math Bowl. They received first place in their region.
The team will be attending the state Math Bowl.
Driver's Education will be offered again this year. Baker received the board's permission to investigate fees for classes and books, and classes will begin May 27. Although the corporation experienced a $9,300 loss for the program last year, it agreed that this is a service for the kids and they want them to be safe on the roads.
There were numerous requests for end-of-year activities. The board approved all of the following:
* Union Jr./Sr. class to find its own transportation to the Sullivan Elks for the prom and Vincennes for the post prom activities.
* Union band to White River Valley High School for the Spring Band Concert.
* Dugger Elementary kindergarten to Club 10, Fowler Park, and the Terre Haute Children's Museum.
* Dugger Elementary fourth and fifth graders to the symphony at Terre Haute.
* Shelburn Elementary grades 5 and 6 to Inland Aquatics, Deming Park, and Dobbs at Terre Haute.
* Shelburn Elementary kindergarten, first, second, and third graders to see the play "Seussical" at the Indiana Theater.
* Shelburn Elementary fifth and sixth grade students to participate in Healthy Choices conference in Bloomington.
* Farmersburg Elementary fifth graders to "Princess and the Pea" at St. Mary's-of-the-Woods College.
* Sandra Auterson and art students at North Central Jr./Sr. High School to Swope Art Museum and Indiana State University in Terre Haute.