The Tacoma School Board adopted school calendars for the next two academic years at its Thursday meeting.
The first day of school for most students this fall will be Sept. 3. Kindergarten classes will start Sept. 8, to give teachers time to meet with parents as part of the WAKIDS assessment of kindergarten readiness. The last day of school will be June 12, 2015 -- assuming there are no snow makeup days required.
For the 2015-2016 school year, school starts Sept. 8 for most students and Sept. 11 for kindergarteners. The last day of school will be June 17, 2016, again assuming no snow days.
The school district surveyed parents and staff members before drawing up the calendars. Board member Karen Vialle said she was happy that the new schedule restores October parent-teacher conference times.