Dear Danville Community School System Supporter:
In recent years, schools have been investing heavily to improve student achievement results. Given this investment of money, time, and energy, the Danville School Board has been in discussions to best maximize student achievement through the best school calendar. Therefore, one of the discussions is to propose a “balanced calendar”.
A “balanced calendar” is not year around school. But it does shorten the summer vacation time when the majority of our students are failing to maintain what they have gained academically throughout the school year. The trade-off is more “breaks” during the school year. This is also a chance to extend educational opportunities during these breaks for students that are behind and give them more attention and support.
I have attached two documents that provide data that shows how much students lose in academic achievement during the summer. I also have attached two proposed “balanced calendars” that the Danville Community School District is exploring for the 2014-15 school year. Please review these materials and provide feedback at in the comment section provided.
It is my experience that no school calendar will receive 100% support. However, we need to select a calendar that best meets the needs of our students.
There will be two Community Informational Meetings.
These meetings will be held in the High School Chorus Room.
The meetings are Thursday, February 13th at 5:30 pm and
Monday, February 17th at 7:00 pm.
If you have any comments please
email Mr. DeLacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (MAP)
DANVILLE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
SPRING 2013 VS FALL 2013 VS WINTER 2013