The 2012-2013 school year calendar has been approved by the Pella School Board. Pella School District Superintendent Greg Ebeling tells KNIA/KRLS News that the new calendar will relieve some stress for both students and faculty. The calendar moves the end date of the first semester of school to just before winter break. Ebeling says that the move should allow students and teachers to relax and not worry about finals over the holidays. The 2012-2013 school year will start on Monday, August 20th.