High School Scheduling. 11-15-10. Options Chart. Options Chart (Continued). Timeline. Video describing scheduling options available to schools by Friday, October 8 Staff views video and discusses options (October 14 to October 15)
Q. Why does the high school schedule need to change?
A. It needs to change for the following reasons:
Q. What are the objectives of changing the schedule other than saving money?
A. In addition to saving money, we hope to achieve the following goals by changing the high school schedule:
Q. How much money needs to be saved by changing the high school schedule?
A. We need to save 1.8 million dollars by changing the high school schedule.
Q. How does changing the schedule save money?
A. All of the schedule options increase the number of classes being taught by teachers from five to six. Increasing the number of classes taught by teachers reduces the number of teachers necessary to cover the number of sections needed. Therefore, fewer teachers will be needed, which will save money. Saving 1.8 million dollars means a reduction of about 40 teachers. This reduction should be accomplished through retirements and attrition. Teachers should not have to lose jobs in order to accomplish the goal.
Q. What are the schedule options?
A. Originally, there were four options:
1. Teachers teach 6 out of 7 year-long periods.
2. Teachers teach 6 out of 8 year-long periods and lengthen the school day.
3. 4 x 4 semester block
4. A day – B day block
While no decision has been made, Options 1 & 2 have been voted down by staff representatives from the schools. So, we’re trying to establish a balance between Options 3 & 4.
Q. What will a teacher’s day look like in a 4X4 block or A Day/B Day schedule?
A. Here are some particulars of a typical teacher’s day:
Q. How can teachers have input into the decision?