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ERIC Number: ED359659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Why a Year Round School District Moved from a Multi-Track to a Single Track Operation.
White, William D.
One of the most rapidly growing innovations in education in the United States is the adoption of year-round calendars. The largest year-round operation during the 1970's and a model for many districts was run by the Jefferson County, Colorado, School District. After 14 years of year-round schooling, the district returned to a modified 9-month calendar in 1988. This document discusses the reasons for the calendar change. Factors in the decision include the following: increased demand for schools in new neighborhoods; the Board of Education view of year-round education as a temporary housing measure; administrative factors (year-round schools create more work for administrators at the building level and at the central office, the majority of the 112 schools in this district were on a 9-month schedule, etc.); the appeal of new school construction with technological advances; changing educational priorities of the county school board; failure to perceive the cost savings of year-round education; and stipulation by the board that all schools within an attendance area have the same calendar. Recommendations are made that address each of these barriers. Five tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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