body of legislation for year round schooling Essay

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BODY OF LEGISLATION
How could Cape Henlopen School District Implement a Year-Round Educational Program?
Section 1: All Schools in the Cape Henlopen School District will be mandated to implement year-round schooling, in order to give students “Academic Superiority”.
Implementation Steps
• Select schools and grade levels.
• Establish a process for resolving issues.
• Construct a "Pert Chart" for organizing issues, time lines, and responsibilities.
• Meet consultation requirements and November 21 public notice deadline if needed.
• Select and approve a calendar by working with employee groups.
• Assess the need for facilities modifications, including shade modification and storage areas for off-class teachers.
• Submit budget requests to district business office.
• Decide if year-round education will be implemented on a voluntary or mandatory basis for students and employees.
• Develop and approve a class preference and assignment policy for students, keeping in mind the need for same schedules for family members. Balance classes by ethnicity, academic ability, socioeconomic level, and educational need.
• Develop and approve a class assignment policy for teachers and staff.
• Determine staff in-service schedule.
• Institute a year-round education informational network for certificated and classified staff members and parents.
• Send choices of tracks to parents by early spring.
• Notify parents as soon as possible of class assignment.
• Develop a policy and system for class-change appeals.
• Develop a system for delivering services during the summer (e.g., classroom supplies and textbooks).
• Modify/expand food services according to need.
• Modify payroll periods.
• Develop a system for plant maintenance and utilization of empty rooms.
• Ensure that air conditioning and insulation are able to provide summer comfort.
• Bargain with all appropriate classified and certificated units.
• Develop a work schedule for office, custodial, and administrative staff members.
• Develop a system to deliver electives and special services, such as special day classes, psychological services, resource specialists, and bilingual education.
• Ensure appropriate cash reserves to meet summer payroll and supply expenses.
• Modify transportation system as required, including routes, number of buses, and service schedules.
• Establish a system for teacher room rotation or roving.
• Develop a community-school communication system for notifying off-class families of important school dates and activities.
• Provide activities for connecting off-class employees and parents.
• Reschedule special events such as holiday programs.
• Design attendance accounting system as required.
• Modify report card schedule.
• Coordinate with community services, such as the recreation department, youth organizations, church groups, and the police department.
• Identify and coordinate with child care providers.
• Identify intersession instructional programs and schedules.
• Modify student testing program.

Section 2: Limitations and Restrictions regarding educational ranking and/or placement, and cooperation with personal schedules.

Class Assignment Considerations
General Axioms
a. Establish the following priorities in deciding who gets first class preference, of a class:
• Keep families together. Give priority to families with children in different schools
• Respect district employees and keep parents on the same schedule as their children.
• Respect the terms of divorce settlements by respecting parents visitation schedules.
• Consider unique family circumstances (e.g. predictable, annual visits of families located in different parts of the country or the world).
• Acknowledge unique educational opportunities (e.g., a cello prodigy who is offered a summer camp).
b. Use a fair, balanced class assignment policy once priorities have been honored. Each class should…