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2018-19 School Year to Start After Labor Day

Nonnewaug High School renovation

A look at the proposed renovated entrance to Nonnewaug High School.

WOODBURY – Go ahead and book that extra week of summer vacation: Region 14 is going back to school after Labor Day.

The 2018-19 school year will begin on Sept. 6, which is one week later than usual, to help accommodate renovation work at Nonnewaug High School.


In an email to parents, Region 14 said the post-Labor Day start is a one-year deal, and that the 2019-20 school year will begin before Labor Day.

To ensure the last day of school, pending snow days and other unanticipated school cancellations, school will be held on the federally-observed Veteran’s Day this year, and February break will be a 4-day weekend instead of a 5-day weekend.

The groundbreaking ceremony for $63.8-million project will be held Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m.

Construction will begin inside Nonnewaug High School during February break, and heavy construction work inside the building and on site will commence this summer. O&G, which is overseeing the project, aims to maximize productivity and minimize overtime costs over the summer with an extended six-day work week.

The project is estimated to be completed by January of 2020.

The 2018-19 Region 14 calendar, approved by the Board of Education, is below.

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