School Schedules to Change Next Year: Share Your Views
District seeking feedback on second draft schedule
To provide enough instruction time for students, fair and equal learning time at all schools, and consistent schedules for families, Eugene School District 4J is changing to a consistent calendar and standard schedules for all schools in 2018–19. The schedule details will be decided this spring.
A first draft schedule was published in March for staff, parent, student and community input. The district has now taken the input received and developed a second draft schedule for further review and feedback.
The second schedule draft responds to staff and families’ input with a shorter early release on Wednesdays, earlier start and end times for high school, slightly earlier times for middle school, and as many elementary school start times as possible closer to their current times.
The draft schedules provide for elementary schools to schedule 60 minutes of recess and lunch within the regular school day—a little more time than currently provided at most schools and grades. Middle and high schools also would schedule about 60 minutes of lunch, breaks and passing periods during the school day.
Parents and students are invited to take a few minutes to review the second schedule draft and share your feedback in an online input form. Your input is important.
To learn more, review the draft schedule, and provide feedback, see www.4j.lane.edu/2018/04/standard-school-schedule-second-draft.