To collaboratively develop an annual calendar while considering a diversity of voices and preserving the educational programming, professional development, and educational benefits to students and families.

Basis for Establishment:

  • The MSD Purpose is to work in partnership with our families and our community to educate each student in a safe and supportive learning environment to become a positive contributor to society. An annual calendar must be developed to provide structure to support our educational programming at each level.
  • Align educational support structures, requirements for professional development initiatives, and contract obligations with the Vision, Purpose, and Collective Commitments of the Meridian School District.
  • Our purpose is to develop clear parameters for the development of the annual calendar with students’ educational benefit at the core of our decisions.
  • Annually, a new calendar must be developed by June 1 to meet the policy requirements of the Meridian School District.

Plan of Work:

  • Review MSD Vision, Purpose, and Collective Commitments.
  • Review required calendar elements from state law, collective bargaining agreements, educational programming, and professional development commitments.
  • Develop the 2021-2022 (and possibly the 2022-2023) annual school calendar.
  • Submit draft calendar model(s) to the School Board for approval.

Members: (up to 20 members)

  • Dr. James Everett, Chair, Superintendent
  • Michelle Noste, IRE Parent
  • Bre Ann Gilfillan, IRE & MMS Parent
  • Brynn Beatty, IRE Teacher
  • Erik Lane, IRE Teacher
  • Heather Kvidahl, IRE Teacher
  • Laney Brannen, MP3 Teacher
  • Brent Clark, MMS Teacher
  • Ashton Anderson, MMS Teacher
  • Brent Feller, MHS Teacher
  • Hallie Whitsell, IRE Instructional Dean
  • Michelle Siadal, MP3 Principal
  • Todd Torgeson, MMS Principal

Meeting Dates:

2020-21 School Year

  • Wednesday, March 17, 4 – 5:15 p.m. (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 24, 4 – 5:15 p.m. (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 31, 4 – 5:15 p.m. (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, April 14, 4 – 5:15 p.m. (Zoom)

Budget Implications:

There are no budget implications for the work of this calendar task force.


Task Force Application is closed.

2021-2022 MSD Annual Calendar, MSD Approved 4-21-2021

MSD 2021-2024 Waiver Application, MSD Approved 4-21-2021