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Sturgeon R-V School Board revisiting 4-day week

Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 3:44 pm

Members of the Sturgeon R-V school board met in closed and open session the evening of October 10 on the second floor of the district’s Patton Street campus.

The board went into closed session before and after the open, public portion of the meeting.

Fundraisers, students of the month and an agreement between the district and Head Start were among the items discussed.

Principa Jennifer Campbell and one of-her daughters auctioning pies at a recent R-V fundraiser.

But the big-ticket item was a proposal regarding the school week.

The board heard Geoff Neill, R- Superintendent broach the idea of a four-day school week, something the board discussed and held a public hearing on during Shawn Schultz’ tenure as superintendent.

According to the meeting’s draft minutes, Neill asked the board to consider implementing it for the 2020-2021 school  year. Neill is reported as telling the board, “This move would be used as a recruiting tool and to stay competitive with other schools in our conference and the surrounding area. It would not be to save money or used as more time for teachers.”

According to the minutes, a committee will be formed to gather information and prepare surveys for parents, staff, and students.

For the complete article, see this week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.