Two School Days Added To The Calendar
School starts right after Labor Day in Bethel, but the school calendar is already growing.
Bethel has restored two days to the school year that had been designated as Budget Reduction Days. September 27 and June 13th will now find kids back in class.
Changes by the state legislature resulted in reduced costs for PERS, the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System. Those reduced costs are allowing Bethel to add back the two school days. It leaves Bethel with eight Budget Reduction Days, six of which are student days.
Restoring days to the Bethel school calendar is a welcome change in direction for kids who have had fewer school days in the last four years.
Bethel schools open September 3rd, immediately after the Labor Day holiday.