ERIC Number: ED069026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-24
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Testimony Presented to General Subcommittee on Education, Washington, D. C.
Gove, James R.
The testimony presented covers the conception and implementation of an all-year-round schools program--the Valley View 45-15 Plan--under which plan, students attend school 45 days and are absent from school for 15 days on rotating shifts the year round. In the testimony, the characteristics of the Valley View District are described, the rationale for implementation of the 45-15 Plan is explained, and the Illinois State legislation required for implementation of the program is discussed. An evaluation is included that rates the Plan according to cost effectiveness; acceptance by students, teachers, and the community; and the level of student achievement. The testimony concludes with recommendations for action at national, State, and local school district levels that could enable the exploration and establishment of year-round school programs in other areas of the country. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Contract Salaries, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Educational Legislation, Evaluation, Extended School Year, Retention (Psychology), School Buildings, School Community Relationship, School District Spending, School Schedules, Space Utilization, Teacher Employment, Teacher Salaries, Time Factors (Learning), Year Round Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois