Next school year, District 58 will initiate a weekly early release schedule.
Every Monday, all schools will dismiss students in kindergarten through eighth grade at 2 p.m.
When a Monday holiday occurs, there will be no early dismissal for the week.
To help compensate for this reallocation of Monday afternoon instructional time,
we removed three non-attendance dates
(two half days and one full day) from the 2019-20 calendar. We also
adjusted the student attendance hours
(see below) and expect to
reduce the amount of times teachers are attending meetings
and using substitute teachers
during the school day.
With these changes, the overall impact on instructional minutes yields a
for students in our elementary schools. At our middle schools, the proposed weekly schedule for 2019-20 accomplishes a
nearly negligible difference
in overall instructional time. A committee of teachers and administrators will continue to review the middle school schedule over the course of the next year to ensure maximum student learning opportunities are realized.