Oregon-Davis parents are invited to a community meeting tomorrow evening at the school to learn more about the balanced calendar approach several school corporations are considering.
A free spaghetti dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria prior to the informational meeting at 6. The district’s technology plan will also be covered, and other topics will be discussed as well.
The balanced calendar is not year-round school, and it still provides the state-mandated 180 days of classroom instruction. The schedule would feature two-week breaks for remediation and vacation during the fall and spring terms to give students who have fallen behind in their studies a chance to catch up. Research indicates student grades improve and discipline problems decrease when schools go to the balanced calendar approach. Additionally, students retain more knowledge from one school year to the next.
Several corporations are considering the adoption of a balanced calendar for the 2015-2016 school year, but none have formally committed to it yet.