Tomah elementary school switching to year-round calendar

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TOMAH, Wis. (WEAU) -- Another school in Western Wisconsin is planning to make the switch to a year-round calendar.

Lemonweir Elementary School in Tomah says it's going start using a "45 days on, 15 days off" schedule rather than the traditional school year.

The goal of the new calendar is to avoid having to re-teach subjects with students return from a long summer break.

The district is allowing parents to transfer their children to or from Lemonweir to accommodate whichever calendar they prefer.

"Providing choice for our students to be successful and for families meets the needs of the students," said Nicki Pope, Principal of Lemonweir. "So whether it’s seating arrangements within the classroom, or a calendar shift like we’re making, we want to make sure that we are addressing the needs of everyone and that means making a change."

Lemonweir's first day of school with the new calendar will be this July 18th.

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