The Columbia County school board is set to approve two school calendars for 2013 and 2014 during a Tuesday meeting.
Board members initially approved on March 13 calendars for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years that set Aug. 7 as the start date in each. In 2013, Aug. 7 is a Wednesday. It falls on Thursday in 2014.
Superintendent Charles Nagle told board members that using Aug. 7 allowed officials to start pre-planning for teachers on Aug. 1. If they waited any later, benefits for new teachers wouldn’t be available until October.