ERIC Number: ED059523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec-30
Reference Count: 0
The Extended School Year: A Report to the Washington State Legislature by the Subcommittee on School Organization and Management of the Joint Committee on Education.
Washington State Legislative Council, Olympia.
The Joint Committee was directed to study (1) the four quarter system for public schools; (2) other variations and adaptations of a 12-month school year, including the feasibility of a State supported, tuition-free, summer educational and recreational program; and (3) educational, vocational, and recreational programs, supported by fees or tuitions, which might more fully utilize school facilities on a year-round basis. The Subcommittee on School Organization and Management, utilizing public hearings and publications by other States with similar concerns, actively investigated the concept of the extended school year for grades K-12 in the State of Washington. This report contains information on many specific extended school year proposals and the Subcommittee's recommendations. These recommendations include (1) that the legislature not fund the extended school year proposal; (2) that, if funded, the program be modified to include extended use of school facilities during the school year and extended teacher contracts; (3) that the use of State funds be specifically precluded for mandatory attendance programs during the summer; and (4) that State and local school districts continue to expend funds for the financing of voluntary, tuition-free recreational and educational summer school programs. Related documents are ED 056 387 and ED 056 388. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Legislative Council, Olympia.