Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) welcomed students to the 2016/17 school year on Monday, August 22, 2016. This frees up time during the day, and also makes a long school day much more bearable. You can donate to the campaign using a credit card here (no PayPal account necessary) or by sending a check to Chris Liebig for School Board, P.. Box 735, Iowa City, IA 52244-0735.
When board member Tuyet Baruah asked why the board decided to close the school with out realizing what it necessary the property for, the administrators and her fellow board members fumbled for an answer. It is these very same youngsters whose earnings-securing labor can not be forfeited to permit for school attendance. Junior higher and high school would be the identical length as they at the moment are—seven hours and ten minutes—but would begin and end twenty-five minutes earlier, running from 7:45 to 2:55. Closing schools when enrollment is expanding makes no sense and is needlessly divisive and high-priced.
For what it is worth, the superintendent has acknowledged that lengthening the school day has gotten a universally adverse reaction from parents” in the previous. I am not sure how prevalent these are, but numerous places let higher school students take classes that will gear them specifically to a profession rather than heading to college. They look unbothered, for instance, by the reality that the new schedule results in thirty-3 fewer hours of on task” time for junior higher and high school students. The K-8th format is also an emerging popular concept, in which students could attend only two schools for all of their K-12 education. All of the updates continued to close Hoover Elementary, and two of the 3 updates would have closed further elementary schools as nicely.
You will not locate the answer in the superintendent’s message, which acts as if all elementary schools have the identical quantity of non-teaching staff. Let’s hope that tonight’s discussion about cutting back the school year will be in lieu of a discussion about a lot more program cuts.
Throughout the facilities planning method two years ago, many of the scenarios integrated school closures, and some would have closed multiple schools—even though district enrollment is projected to grow. That mentioned, nevertheless: You never have to be Nate Silver to know that the bond is less likely to pass if it consists of a school closure. Independent schools with low tuition costs are state-aided and obtain a subsidy on a sliding-scale.…