Northshore School District board meeting to discuss continuing 175-day school year

The Board of Directors is considering a resolution to seek a renewal of a state waiver to continue a 175-day student calendar at its Jan. 11, 2011, board meeting, 4 p.m., Northshore Administrative Center.  Community input is welcome.

Last year, the district used the waiver days to focus on school improvement review and planning, and site-based teacher training, based on need, in areas such as literacy, math and social studies.

The 175-day calendar allows for better continuity of instruction, fewer partial student days and improved curriculum planning and staff development time for teachers.  The State Board of Education must grant a waiver for the proposed calendar.  A decision on the waiver would be made in March 2011.

Please contact the Communications Department, 425.408.7670 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              425.408.7670 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              425.408.7670      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, for additional information.


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