Balanced Calendar Steering Committee

  • NTPS has established a Steering Committee to explore the concept of a balanced calendar and whether it would be beneficial to our district.  What is a balanced calendar?  With a balanced calendar, students attend class the same number days and receive the same instructional hours driven by the same curricula as students at traditional calendar schools.  A balanced calendar modifies the traditional 180-day calendar to keep the learning process continuous.  Students have periodic, shorter breaks rather than one long summer break. Learn more about how a balanced calendar works >>

    AESD, Association of Educational Service Districts, has helpful inforation for those interested in the Balanced Calendar initiative.   Visit the AESD Resource page >>

    A Balanced Approach to Student Success, a presentation by Jessica Vavrus, Exec. Director, OSPI/AESD Network & Jon Mishra, Eec. Director of Special Program and Federal Accountability Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction with guest David Hornak, National Association for Year-Round Education & Holt Michigan Public Schools Review the November 17, 2021, Presentation >> or watch a recording of the Presentation >>

Share your thoughts with the Committee!

Committee Membership

  • District Administrators

  • Teachers

  • Classified Staff

  • Parents

  • Students

  • Community Partners

  • Operations

  • School Administrators

Meeting Dates

  • Balanced School Calendar Summit

    BCSC Meetings

    Wednesday at 4:00 PM unless otherwise noted

    • May 12, 2021 (agenda)
    • June 23, 2021 (agenda)
    • Sept. 15, 2021 (agenda)
    • Oct. 13, 2021 (agenda)
    • October 20, 2021 Sub-Committee Meetings (agenda)
    • Nov. 17, 2021 (agenda)
    • Dec. 8, 2021    
    • Jan. 12, 2022
    • Feb. 9, 2022     
    • March 9, 2022
    • April 13, 2022

    Balanced Calendar Community Forums

    6:00 - 7:00 PM

    • January 19, 2022  -  Chinook Middle School
    • January 26, 2022  -  Nisqually Middle School
    • February 2, 2022  -  Salish Middle School