Latest Year-round school Stories

2008-08-26 06:00:49

By James Haug By JAMES HAUG REVIEW-JOURNAL Parents would get early warnings in the mail before Christmas. If a nine-month school were definitely going to a year-round schedule, parents would get a final notice before April. To increase communication about converting nine-month schools to year-round schools, the Clark County School Board is considering a proposed policy that will require those measures. The idea is to give parents more opportunity for input, but the bar for swaying...

2008-07-31 21:00:32

By Jonathan Cribbs, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 31--The Beaufort County School District has scheduled the first meeting of a committee charged with recommending one calendar for all schools, even as the district continues to search for members, a district official said. The first meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at Robert Smalls Middle School, said John Williams, a district spokesman. The meeting was changed from Aug. 12 after district officials realized it conflicted with a town...

2008-07-30 12:01:07

By Ronda Gregory, The Dominion Post, Morgantown, W.Va. Jul. 30--Local educators and education administrators say going to a yearround school calendar, though problematic, is worth checking out. "I think it's a novel idea," Monongalia County Schools Superintendent Frank Devono said. He said the concept makes sense, in part, to put buildings that remain "idle" throughout the summer break to good use. "I certainly would like to entertain the idea," Devono said. But, he said,...

2008-07-23 00:00:40

Gov. Joe Manchin says county school boards and state lawmakers should begin investigating year-round schooling, a system he says could make for a stronger work force in the future. Manchin visited the year-round Piedmont Elementary in Charleston last week to help kick off a program aimed at recruiting veterans to become schoolteachers. Piedmont went to a year-round schedule in 1996 at the urging of Principal Steve Knighton, and two other Charleston elementary schools, Glenwood and...

2008-06-22 12:00:28

By Mike Wilder, Times-News, Burlington, N.C. Jun. 22--North Graham Elementary School has operated on a year-round schedule since 2000. This year, Eastlawn and Haw River elementary schools will begin operating on that schedule. The change was approved by the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education in January. Lillie Cox, the school system's assistant superintendent of curriculum, reported earlier this year that North Graham Elementary School has seen a significant improvement in test...

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