The Budget Has Passed. Thank You!
El presupuesto ha sido aprobado. ¡Gracias!
Congratulations to Karen Brohm on winning the Board election.
Felicitaciones a Karen Brohm por ganar la elección de la Junta.
Congratulations to Patricia Greaves on winning the Board election.
Felicitaciones a Patricia Greaves por ganar la elección de la Junta.
Congratulations to Gavi Hoffman on winning the Board election.
Felicitaciones a Gavi Hoffman por ganar la elección de la Junta.
The Nine-Period Day Returns
We recently announced that the district's secondary schools would be
reinstating the nine-period school day schedule, beginning with the
2019-20 school year, as a way to expand learning opportunities for our
students, and with no impact on the budget. There have been some
inaccuracies on social media surrounding this change, and we want to
clarify with accurate statements.
We can make this change without additional cost to the district for
several reasons. Due to decreases in enrollment, including the decision
by the Island Park school district to not renew their agreement with us,
our enrollment at the High School has decreased. We respect Island
Park's decision and wish them well in the future. Also, the
restructuring has allowed us to move some High School-level classes to
the Middle School.
While there was a reduction in secondary staffing levels when we first
switched to the eight-period day, we have not made any further
reductions. With the combination of staffing levels remaining flat and
enrollment decreasing, we now have the capacity, with our current
staffing levels, to add the additional period at the secondary level
without having to hire any new staff. As a result, the district will not
incur any additional costs due to the implementation of the nine-period
day at the secondary level.
As always, please reach out to us with questions at 516-390-3100.