89.1 WEMU

Year-Round School Recommendation Accepted

Mar 14, 2013

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board last night accepted a recommendation that the consolidated district move toward a year-round educational model.  The board's High Quality Teachers and Teaching Advisory Committee believes year-round school will help keep students from losing much of what they've learned over an extended summer break.  The board will now establish a work team to look into the different types of balanced calendar models and figure out which is best for the district.  The public's input on the idea will also be sought.  Year-round school wouldn't begin until the 2014-15 school year.  The board is also setting up a work team to work on implementing the Small Learning Communities teaching model for middle and high school students.

Unified school board members Dan Raglin (l) and Tony VanDerworp
Credit Bob Eccles