May 4, 1996 in Washington Voices

Four-Period School Day At CV Discussed

By The Spokesman-Review

A final set of community information meetings on Central Valley School District’s four-period day proposal will be held on Wednesday.

Parents and others who want to know more about the proposal to change high school schedules should attend the 7 p.m. meetings at Bowdish and Evergreen junior high libraries. The district has held several meetings to explain the controversial plan.

The proposal would switch the current six-period day to a four-period day with a noon-hour lunch and tutorial period.

Instead of two semesters, high school students would attend three trimesters.

The school board is expected to hold a special meeting on the topic on May 23 at North Pines Junior High. That’s when board members want to hear public comment on the proposal.

“The board hasn’t made any decision on the proposal,” said board chairman Cynthia McMullen. “The real focus of that meeting is for us to listen and learn.”

A school board vote is due on the issue in June. If adopted, the four-period day would start in the fall of 1997.

, DataTimes

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