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1 MACCRAY School District 4 Day School Week Presentation This presentation will focus on the rationale for adoption, the planning and implementation and the district-wide impact for MACCRAY students, their families and the communities of Clara City, Maynard and Raymond. Presented by: Gary Sims, Principal MACCRAY Jr. /Sr. High School May 2008

2 Five Recommendations Report by The National Education Commission on Time and Learning updated in 2000 by Development for Educators Reinvent schools around learning, not time. Reinvent schools around learning, not time. Use time in new and better ways. Use time in new and better ways. Maintain the integrity of the academic day. Maintain the integrity of the academic day. Give teachers the time they need. Give teachers the time they need. Share the responsibility. Share the responsibility.

3 States with 4-day schools Arizona Arizona Arkansas Arkansas California California Colorado Colorado Idaho Idaho Kansas Kansas Kentucky Kentucky Louisiana Louisiana Minnesota (08-09) Minnesota (08-09) Montana (08-09) Montana (08-09) New Mexico New Mexico Oregon Oregon South Dakota South Dakota Texas Texas Utah Utah Wyoming Wyoming

4 Rationale for Adopting an Alternative Calendar

5 Improve Attendance Improve Attendance Maintain Integrity of Our School (Programs) Maintain Integrity of Our School (Programs) Improve the Integrity of the School Day Improve the Integrity of the School Day Address Mandates of NCLB and AYP Address Mandates of NCLB and AYP More Efficient Use of Budget More Efficient Use of Budget More Environmentally Friendly More Environmentally Friendly Improved Student Morale Improved Student Morale Decrease Discipline referrals Decrease Discipline referrals Increase Enrollment Increase Enrollment

6 AugustSeptemberOctober FebruaryMarch April

7 Day Calendar Recap Monday is the off day since fewer extra curricular activities occur on Mondays. School IS scheduled for some Mondays if the week was already shortened (ex. ED MN Professional Conference, Thanksgiving, Christmas). In-service days are moved to Mondays to keep the calendar consistent.

8 Student Day 5 day week Warning:8:12 a.m. Warning:8:12 a.m. Period 1:8:15 – 9:02 Period 1:8:15 – 9:02 Period 2: 9:05 – 9:52 Period 2: 9:05 – 9:52 Period 3:9:55 – 10:42 Period 3:9:55 – 10:42 Period 4:10:45 – 11:32 Period 4:10:45 – 11:32 1 st Lunch: 11:32 – 11:57 1 st Lunch: 11:32 – 11:57 Period 5A:11:35 – 12:22 Period 5A:11:35 – 12:22 Period 5B:11:57 – 12:44 Period 5B:11:57 – 12:44 2 nd Lunch:12:22 – 12:47 2 nd Lunch:12:22 – 12:47 Period 6:12:47 – 1:34 Period 6:12:47 – 1:34 Period 7:1:37 – 2:24 Period 7:1:37 – 2:24 Period 8:2:27 – 3:14 Period 8:2:27 – 3:14 47 minute class periods 4 day week Warning:7:57 a.m. Warning:7:57 a.m. Period 1:8:00 – 8:55 Period 1:8:00 – 8:55 Period 2: 8:58 – 9:53 Period 2: 8:58 – 9:53 Period 3:9:56 – 10:51 Period 3:9:56 – 10:51 Period 4:10:54 – 11:49 Period 4:10:54 – 11:49 1 st Lunch: 11:49 – 12:14 1 st Lunch: 11:49 – 12:14 Period 5A:11:52 – 12:47 Period 5A:11:52 – 12:47 Period 5B:12:14 – 1:09 Period 5B:12:14 – 1:09 2 nd Lunch:12:47 – 1:12 2 nd Lunch:12:47 – 1:12 Period 6:1:12 – 2:07 Period 6:1:12 – 2:07 Period 7:2:10 – 3:05 Period 7:2:10 – 3:05 Period 8:3:08 – 4:03 Period 8:3:08 – 4:03 55 minute class periods Additional 59 minutes per day

9 AugustSeptemberOctober Student Day Comparison Day Week 419 min/day x 172 days: 72,068 minutes Day Week 483 min/day x 149 days: 71,967 minutes Student Time Difference: -101 minutes

10 Teacher Day 5 day week 7:45 a.m. – 3:44 p.m. 7:45 a.m. – 3:44 p.m. 172 student contact days 172 student contact days 7 in-service days 7 in-service days 2 conference days 2 conference days 4 day week 7:30 a.m. – 4:32 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 4:32 p.m. 149 student contact days 149 student contact days 10 in-service days 10 in-service days 2 conference days 2 conference days 24 hours additional 24 hours additional in-service time

11 Impact of the 4-Day Week

12 Integrity of the School Day Allow students to keep elective courses. Allow students to keep elective courses. Improved attendance for students and staff. Improved attendance for students and staff. Decrease in discipline referrals. Decrease in discipline referrals. Student achievement stable. Student achievement stable. More instructional time allows for more focus. More instructional time allows for more focus.

13 Impact on Extracurricular Activities Practice until 6:15 p.m. except for Wednesdays. Practice until 6:15 p.m. except for Wednesdays. No junior high practice on non school days. (Mondays) No junior high practice on non school days. (Mondays) Events and activities will occur on Monday evenings as usual. Events and activities will occur on Monday evenings as usual.

14 Impact On Our Communities School time is better aligned to parent job time. School time is better aligned to parent job time. Child Care – Issues quickly disappeared in schools currently on the 4 day week. Child Care – Issues quickly disappeared in schools currently on the 4 day week. Community education courses will be offered to train older students as babysitters. Community education courses will be offered to train older students as babysitters.

15 Estimated Savings Substitute Teacher Costs$10,298 Substitute Teacher Costs$10,298 Transportation Costs$65,000 Transportation Costs$65,000 Energy Savings$5,780 Energy Savings$5,780 Maintenance Costs$3,611 Maintenance Costs$3,611 Faculty Transportation$994 Faculty Transportation$994 Estimated General Fund Savings +/- $85,683

16 Research Findings

17 Students Students report having a better attitude toward school. Students report having a better attitude toward school. Longer class periods allow for more material to be covered. Longer class periods allow for more material to be covered. ACT scores reported to be the same or higher. ACT scores reported to be the same or higher. Improved student attendance. Improved student attendance. Student appointments can be scheduled for off days. Student appointments can be scheduled for off days. More time for the family. More time for the family. Day to de-stress for the super-involved student. Day to de-stress for the super-involved student.

18 Mondays could be used to: Complete homework Complete homework Work on projects Work on projects Work a part-time job Work a part-time job Do community service Do community service

19 Teachers Fewer absences – teachers can schedule appointments on off days. Fewer absences – teachers can schedule appointments on off days. Less need for substitute teachers equals a better education for students. Less need for substitute teachers equals a better education for students. Longer class periods offer more time to focus on given projects. Longer class periods offer more time to focus on given projects. More time to prep for the weeks classes. More time to prep for the weeks classes. Increased staff development time. Increased staff development time.

20 Students will have their best chance at success when they are no longer serving time, but when time is serving them.

21 Sources Personal conversations with administrators in Custer (SD), Saratoga (AK), Allen (LA), Dexter (KS), Cheylin (KS) and Burden (KS) Personal conversations with administrators in Custer (SD), Saratoga (AK), Allen (LA), Dexter (KS), Cheylin (KS) and Burden (KS) Personal conversations with administrators in Lemmon (SD), Belle Fourche (SD), Hot Springs (SD), Grant Duell (SD), Edgemont (SD) and Stanley County (SD). Personal conversations with administrators in Lemmon (SD), Belle Fourche (SD), Hot Springs (SD), Grant Duell (SD), Edgemont (SD) and Stanley County (SD). Websites: Websites: BF Presentation Final (from A 4-day week presentation Belle Fourche Superintendent William Odea) 2006 BF Presentation Final (from A 4-day week presentation Belle Fourche Superintendent William Odea) 4 day week informational presentation 4 day week informational presentation The Principals Partnership: Research Brief on the Four day School Week

22 For more information: Four day week

23 Questions?


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