A group charged with looking at Bozeman's school calendar says they have a long way to go before they'll be ready to make a recommendation that's best for kids and the community.
The School Calendar Task Force aims to examine all possibilities when it comes to options for the school calendar, including a non-traditional four-day week and year-round schooling.
At Monday night's meeting, the group recapped discussion from their last meeting when they talked about regression. They discussed the need to clearly identify objectives and tossed out ideas on ways they can communicate the task force's agenda to the rest of the Bozeman community.
Members say they hoped to be further along in the process by now but say they're still learning and won't be ready to make a decision any time soon.
"Sometimes progress can't be measured in things you can check off a list but, in the communication and the relationship that you build, we definitely did that tonight," says Tami Phillippi.
Bozeman School Superintendent Kirk Miller is part of the task force.
He accepted a job in Helena and will leave the district soon but, at the meeting Monday night, encouraged the group to keep working until they reach a solution.