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1 ABINGDON HIGH SCHOOL Block Schedule Study Financial Impact Staffing Needs Impact on Itinerant Teachers

2 Financial Impact THE DEBATE –-COST Traditional Scheduling Compared To Block Scheduling

3 Financial Impact INCONCLUSIVE

4 Factors Impacting Cost Implementation Cost Staffing Needs (of 1 schedule vs. another) Instructional Time Itinerant Teachers

5 Implementation Cost -- Study Development Activity: Pre-Block study informational seminars Who/ Where Central office administration Building level administration Faculty Estimated Cost Registration fees range from $100 to $350 (per person) Travel expenses

6 Implementation Cost -- Study Development Activity: Visits/discussions with other block scheduled schools Who/ Where Teachers -- administrators Various school sites Estimated Cost Cost of Professional Leave Travel expenses

7 Implementation Cost -- Development Development Activity: Lesson design Teaching Strategies Time utilization Who/ Where Consultants – on site Conferences - workshops Estimated Cost Up to $3000 per consultant $100 to $350 registration fees -- Travel expenses

8 Implementation Cost -- Development Development Activity: Curriculum Alignment Blue Print Alignment Pacing Guides Who/ Where Central Office Personnel – Classroom Teachers Hosted at individual schools – Summer In-service Estimated Cost Cost of Professional Leave Travel expenses

9 Implementation Cost--Growth Development Activity: Monthly departmental meetings to share ideas, practices for instruction Who/ Where Department chairs, lead teachers -- administrators In schools and central office Estimated Cost Cost of training materials, duplicating cost Travel expenses

10 Implementation Cost --Growth Development Activity: Ongoing professional development Who/ Where Conferences, workshops, in-house training Varies Estimated Cost Registration fees range from $100 to $350 Travel expenses

11 Student-Teacher Ratio Staffing Needs

12 Student/Teacher Ratio Model period day (7 period, 7 A/B) Number of Students per Teacher Number of Full Time Teachers Required Based on 1000 students Based on 500 students

13 Student/Teacher Ratio Model 2--Modified Block (3-50min & 2-blocks) OR (2-50min & 3-blocks) Number of Students per Teacher Number of Full Time Teachers Required Based on 1000 students Based on 500 students

14 Student/Teacher Ratio Model 38-Period Day (4x4) OR (8-A/B) OR (4x4 Hybrid) Number of Students per Teacher Number of Full Time Teachers Required Based on 1000 students Based on 500 students

15 Instructional Time Direct Instruction

16 Direct Instruction Model period day (350 minutes) Teachers Instruction Day Planning, Parent Contact, Duties Direct InstructionPercent of Time teachers spend directly involved in Instruction 100 minutes250 minutes71%

17 Direct Instruction Model 2--Modified Block (3-50min & 2-blocks = 330 Minutes) OR (2-50min & 3-blocks = 330 Minutes) Teachers Instruction Day Planning, Parent Contact, Duties Direct InstructionPercent of Direct Instruction 90 minutes( ) 240 minutes 73% 100 minutes( ) 230 minutes 70%

18 Direct Instruction Model 38-Period Day (3-blocks = 270 minutes) Teachers Instruction Day Planning, Parent Contact, Duties Direct InstructionPercent of Direct Instruction 90 minutes( ) 270 minutes 75%

19 Student/Teacher Ratio Hours of Instruction Scheduling Travel Time Impact on Itinerant Teachers

20 Impact on Itinerant Teachers Model period day (350 minutes) Itinerant Teachers Instruction Day School A (2-50 min) 100 minutes Teaches 2 Classes Cost Factor School A 29 % School B (3- 50 min) 150 minutes Teaches 3 Classes Cost Factor School B 43 %

21 Impact on Itinerant Teachers Model 2--Modified Block (3-50min & 2-blocks = 330 Minutes) Itinerant Teachers Instruction Day School A (50 min & 1 block)= 140 min Teaches 2 Classes Cost Factor School A 42 % (from 29% to 42%) (gain 40 min) (School A gains 13% more teaching time ) School B (2- 50 min) 100 minutes (lose 50 min) Teaches 2 Classes (instead of teaching 3 classes) Cost Factor School B 30 % (loss -13%)

22 Impact on Itinerant Teachers Model 2--Modified Block (2-50min classes & 3-blocks = 330 Minutes) Itinerant Teachers Instruction Day School A (1 block) 90 minutes Teaches 1 Class (losses 1 class/section) Cost Factor School A 28 % No noticeable difference in time, but loss of 1 class School B (50 min & 1 block)= 140 min Teaches 2 Classes Cost Factor School B 44 %

23 Impact on Itinerant Teachers Model 38-Period Day (3-blocks = 270 minutes) Itinerant Teachers Instruction Day School A 90 minutes Teaches 1 ClassCost Factor School A 25 % (29% to 25%) School B 180 minutes Teaches 2 Classes Cost Factor School B 50 % (43% to 50%)

24 Closing Educational Debate should not be about the schedule – It should be about using the schedule to meet the individual needs of the individual learner –


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