Northwest approves calendar for 2016-17 school year
Summer vacation will be ending in mid-August for students in the Northwest Local School District this year.
The board of education has approved a school calender that sends students back to class Aug. 18. Superintendent Todd Bowling says the earlier start is to avoid the loss of instructional days for students.
"We are a week earlier than we were last year, and eventually, we want to get to two weeks earlier," he said. "Those five extra days this year will ...