The team that creates the school district calendar, Meet and Confer, will begin working on the 2021-2022 school district calendar this month with the intention of bringing it to the School Board for approval in early 2021.
Meet and Confer consists of the superintendent, and representation from the school board, cabinet, and union (Rochester Education Association). This team considers multiple factors when creating the calendar, such as contract days, holidays, natural breaks, and school construction projects. Additionally, this team looks at whether Labor Day falls early or later. In instances when Labor Day falls later (September 6 - 7), the District will attempt to start school the week before Labor Day. This requires approval not only from the School Board but also from the Minnesota Department of Education.