Balanced Calendar Public Meetings Set This Week

More informational sessions on a balanced calendar are set for this week.

Community meetings are set for Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. ET at the Walkerton Elementary School; Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m. CT at the Oregon-Davis Board Room; Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. ET at the Culver High School; March 13 at 6 p.m. ET at the Argos Administration Building; and March 13 at 7 p.m. ET at the John Glenn High School.

All schools that participate in the North-Central Vocational Co-op are attempting to gather public comment on the move to a balanced calendar for the 2015-2016. The schools affected include Argos, Culver, John Glenn, Knox, North Judson-San Pierre, Oregon-Davis, Plymouth and Triton.

School officials believe a balanced calendar leads to improved test scores, an increase in attendance and a dramatic decrease in discipline referrals.

The balanced calendar offers 180 days of instruction, but two week breaks within the school year to accommodate remediation possibilities and family vacations. A shorter summer would also help students retain information learned in the classroom.

These meetings are for information only and public comment is encouraged.