Whether you support the Menomonee Falls School District’s proposed schedule for next year, or you vehemently oppose it, Wednesday is the time to be heard.
Members of the School Board will be hosting an open discussion for the public on the proposed schedule change, which includes an early release every Wednesday for all schools. The roundtable discussion will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the North Middle School library.
District leaders are proposing a revised schedule that includes an early release every Wednesday at all schools in the system. The Menomonee Falls High School schedule already includes an early Wednesday release this year.
Ending the day 60 minutes early on a weekly basis would allow teachers to extensively track student performance through a data-driven approach, and prepare for more rigorous state performance standards.
Here’s a look at the proposed schedules for next year:
- Menomonee Falls High School: 7:50 a.m. to 3:05 p.m., 7:50 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. Wednesdays
- North Middle School: 7:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Wednesdays
- Elementary Schools: 8:50 a.m. to 3:40 p.m., 8:50 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. Wednesdays
- Kindergarten: 8:50-11:30 a.m. and 12:50-3:30 p.m., 8:50-10:50 a.m. and 12:15-2:15 p.m. on Wednesdays
The first day of school would fall on Sept. 3, and the last day of school would fall on June 12. Classroom time would be made up by cutting out a full day off of school in October, and trimming a few half days from the schedule.
Read the initial article about the schedule change on Patch to learn more.
“We welcome our district residents to bring questions and discuss issues they have with the School Board,” said School Board President Ron Bertieri. “Round tables are great way to let our district residents discuss pertinent issues they may not get to address with the board at any other time. Our format is informal and open.”
While all topics are open, individual concerns involving individual students and teachers will be directed to principals for discussion at another time.