School board approves 2016-2017 school year calendar; School to start August 23
Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2016-2017 school year calendar. The first day of school is August 23, 2016 and the last day is June 8, 2017. The approved calendar features a two week winter break, Spring Break the first full week in April and a possible school make-up day May 12. Click on the 2016-2017 calendar link for a printable copy.
The district had considered starting school the day after Labor Day per perpetual calendar language developed by the 2011 and 2013 Calendar Committees, but this calendar option would have school getting out June 20 which was too late according to surveys completed this winter.
“The district and the Walla Walla Valley Education Association agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2016-2017 school year calendar to approve this one-year option and revisit the perpetual calendar language this summer as part of the collective bargaining process,” said Chris Gardea, Executive Director of Human Resources. “Our leadership team has an important role of ensuring the calendar meets the needs of our educators and this approval represents the collaborative spirit we have developed in Walla Walla.”