ERIC Number: ED085829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Aug-26
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Committee To Study the Feasibility of the Extended School Year. End of Project Report.
Richland County School District 1, Columbia, SC.
The major activities carried out in the study were the researching of available data pertaining to past attempts at extended school year programs; programs now in operation; and current theories, projections, and sociological trends relative to extended school year plans. Each plan was evaluated according to its potential to contribute meaningfully to the development of a financially feasible system of educational priorities capable of meeting present and future needs of children. The report considers in detail the trimester, the quadrimester, the quinmester, the extended summer, the continuous learning year, and the multiple trails extended school year plans as well as several variations of these plans. The advantages, disadvantages, and cost estimates for each of the plans are considered. The main portion of the presentation concludes with the committee's findings and recommendations regarding the adoption of a modified trimester extended school year plan for Richmond. The appendixes contain a statement and a position paper on year-round education, guidelines from other States on their systems, the mechanics and rationale for implementing the Richmond plan, a report on the 1970-71 Richmond retention rate, and cost estimates on the establishment of a family data bank. (Pages 46 and 54 may reproduce poorly.) (Author/DN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: Richland County School District 1, Columbia, SC.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III