The Steilacoom School Board voted to modify the 2012-13 school year calendar to reflect a release-time change for Wednesday, March 13. That day had been a scheduled one-hour early release day. But it also is a day for mandatory testing at the high school.
The state requires that testing days be full days of school so students have adequate time to complete tests. As a result, the district recommended modifying the calendar to make March 13 a full day.