Updated on 11/15/22
Our School Day Study Committee presented its school day model initial proposal to the Board of Education on Nov. 14. This was the result of 18 months of research and study by the committee to identify a model that would best meet our students’ needs. You may see the committee’s presentation at this link. You also may see a School Day Model Study Update handout from the Nov. 5, 2022 Board of Education workshop at this link.
On Nov. 3, we hosted a webinar about our school day model study. The webinar recording is available at this link.
On Nov. 5, the Board of Education held a workshop about our school day study. A recording of the workshop is available at this link. See the slideshow presentation from the Nov. 5 workshop at this link.
Also, please review the following information about our school day study:
FOUR SCHOOL DAY FOCUS AREAS
LONGER CLASS TIME IS NEEDED:
Top 5 Skills Needed for Jobs in 2020
OTHER SCHOOL DAY FOCUS AREAS
ADDITIONAL STUDENT SUPPORTS ARE NEEDED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY
FOCUS ON STUDENTS’ PHYSIOLOGICAL NEEDS
TEACHER COLLABORATION TIME
School Day Study Process
February 2020: School day study agreement with Board of Education and the Glenbard Education Association (GEA).
August 2021: School Day Committee forms after pandemic delay.
August 2021 – March 2022: Committee research on other area schools’ schedules.
November 2021: ThoughtExchange survey of students, families, staff and community for feedback on focus areas for School Day Committee.
February – March 2022: Teacher focus groups at each school for feedback.
February 7, 2022: School Day Committee update report to the Board of Education.
May – September 2022: Site visits to schools with schedules that address our focus areas. Naperville Central, Elk Grove, Downers South and Maine West. Over 50 teachers and administrators attend for feedback and research.
October 12, 2022: School Day Committee update report to the Board of Education.
October-November 2022: Principals’ focus groups with students, staff and families at East, West, North, South, Directions and Transitions for feedback.
November 3, 2022: School Day community-wide webinar with feedback chat; posted to YouTube for additional access and translations.
November 5, 2022: Board workshop regarding school day model and feedback.
November 2022: Committee synthesizes research and feedback.
November 14, 2022: Committee presents school day proposal to Board of Education.
November-December 2022: Inform stakeholders of plan and collect feedback.
January 2023: Board of Education votes on school day proposal.
January – August 2023: Develop implementation plan
August 2023: Earliest implementation date for school day changes.
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Glen Ellyn, IL 60137