ERIC Number: ED369141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Year-Round Education in the Woodburn School District.
Woodburn Public Schools, OR.
Year-round schooling is a positive alternative for the Woodburn School District, a district experiencing an overcrowding problem. The year-round education system has not yet been implemented in Woodburn, but the proposal is getting serious attention by administrators, teachers, and parents. The Utah Foundation Research Report identifies 10 positive aspects of year-round schools. Examples of positive effects range from reduced learning loss following vacations to improved student behavior. The report also identifies several negative aspects of year-round schools, including necessary startup cost and altered family lifestyles. An informational packet on year-round schooling sent to Woodburn parents features often-asked questions and answers associated with year-round education, as well as a list of resources parents can contact to get more information. A letter to the parents explains why Woodburn is attempting to change to year-round schools and what the benefits of it will be to parents, teachers, and students. An example of a year-round school calendar, a sample cafeteria schedule, and a glossary of year-round schooling terms was included in the mailing and are included in this packet. Four appendix contain committee reports, sample letters and forms, presentation overheads, school brochures, year-round-education negotiated contract supplement, and middle school/elementary school pamphlets. (KDP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Woodburn Public Schools, OR.