Custer County Chronicle

Home   »  News

Bookmark and Share

Email This Article  

Custer school board policies examined

Carrie Moore
Published: Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The Custer School Board spent the majority of its Monday night meeting discussing board policy handbook topics, including the four-day school week and rural school closures. 
When the district went to the four-day week 15 years ago, the board was required to submit an implementation plan to the state to make sure students still received the same, if not more, instructional time. Lately there has been a move to have a policy regarding the four-day week.
Scott Lepke, superintendent of Custer schools, said, “We really agree with it. We think it’s worthy to continue and maybe create a few more guidelines to evaluate more and see if others feel the same way.”
Over 35 schools in the state have four-day school weeks and of those Lepke talked to, none have board policy on the topic.
“We’re not thinking of going back to a five-day week,” Lepke said. “We just want some evaluation to see what others think and to make sure we’re retaining our integrity.”
The policy committee, comprised of Tom Martin, Anne Sandvig and Moritz Espy, along with Lepke, have discussed this topic in great length.

The Custer School Board spent the majority of its Monday night meeting discussing board policy handbook topics, including the four-day school week and rural school closures. 

When the district went to the four-day week 15 years ago, the board was required to submit an implementation plan to the state to make sure students still received the same, if not more, instructional time. Lately there has been a move to have a policy regarding the four-day week.

Scott Lepke, superintendent of Custer schools, said, “We really agree with it. We think it’s worthy to continue and maybe create a few more guidelines to evaluate more and see if others feel the same way.”

Over 35 schools in the state have four-day school weeks and of those Lepke talked to, none have board policy on the topic.

“We’re not thinking of going back to a five-day week,” Lepke said. “We just want some evaluation to see what others think and to make sure we’re retaining our integrity.”

The policy committee, comprised of Tom Martin, Anne Sandvig and Moritz Espy, along with Lepke, have discussed this topic in great length.

Available only in the print version of the Custer County Chronicle. To subscribe, call 605-673-2217.



Click Here To See More Stories Like This

Current Comments

1 comments so far (post your own)
Peter Bierwirth
December 16th, 2012 at 13:03pm

Cuts in funding, teacher reductions, closing of schools, declining student enrollments, a board member walkout and the biggest concern is to review the four day school week policy? Now that's news!

Leave your comment:

Name:

Email:

Website:

Comments:


Enter the text as it is shown below:



Please enter text
This extra step helps prevent automated abuse of this feature. Please enter the characters exactly as you see them.
 

Note: Emails will not be visible or used in any way. Please keep comments relevant. Any content deemed inappropriate or offensive may be deleted.

Advanced Search

Keywords:


Filter Search:
Classified Ads
News Articles
Event Calendar
Archive

Date Range:
From:
To: