One provision in the contract was to extended the elementary school day for students by 15 minutes.
The night of the contract signing Superintendent Bob Tremblay told SOURCE his staff would be examining how that additional 15 minutes for elementary students would look for the district’s nine elementary schools. He said he would have something for parents to see, before they needed to make before and after school care decisions for the 2019-2020 school year.
Today, January 22, the public school district published a form for parental feedback. The form will be available through January 31.
“As a practical matter, we will also be looking at schedule innovations to resolve transportation issues around late school bus arrivals and departures. While the spirit of negotiations suggest that the 15 minutes will be added to the end of the day at the elementary level, we will take a hard look at this to see if adjustments can be made on either end of the school day to ensure a timely start and end to the school day across the district,” stated the school district.
“Ideas / Suggestions will be reviewed and considered, but the Superintendent in conjunction with the Office of Teaching and Learning and the Business Office will ultimately make a decision based on addressing instructional deficiencies that have needed to be addressed for some time,” stated the school district.