Valley Stream, New York 2022-05-23 18:31:25 –
Laurens County, South Carolina (WSPA) – Laurens District 55 The Board of Education will determine the academic calendar for the 2023-2024 academic year on Monday.
“I’m excited about the district embracing new ideas,” said parent Becky Sharp.
At the meeting on Monday, three calendars will be approved: traditional schedules, modified schedules, or year-round schedules.
“Several districts around us go to a modified calendar, so we’ve actually seen it in our community, our school,” said Lawrence 55, Assistant Director of Student Services. Said Dr. Jody Penland.
Dr. Penland said the school district can switch to a modified schedule or a year-round schedule. These options have two two-week breaks, giving students the opportunity to take breaks and additional learning support.
“One of those weeks is spent interceding students to get their kids back, which is like a mini-summer school,” Penland said.
He believes that these breaks lead students to success and help teachers intervene early.
“It really gives us time to focus on children with problems throughout the year, not just dealing with them at the end of summer school,” Penland said.
Parents in some districts said they supported the change in the school calendar.
“When I actually looked at the calendar and started thinking, it really made sense to switch to either a modified calendar or a year-round,” Sharp said.
She believes it can keep students engaged in shorter summer vacations and at the same time provide time to recharge.
“I think it will probably reduce the stress levels of teachers and students, because there is no pressure to squeeze it all in a short amount of time,” Sharp said.
She also said that childcare during breaks is not an issue because her students are older. Dr. Penland said it was a concern to discuss with a local provider to ensure that frequent care was available.
“Sometimes it’s easier to find a small gap in childcare coverage than in the whole summer,” Penland said.
The school board will meet at 6:30 pm on Monday night. The Lawrence District 56 Board of Education will also meet on Monday to consider calendar options for the 2023-2024 academic year. The board listens to the first of the two readings before deciding on a schedule.
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