School of the Osage is considering a 4-day school week for the 2021-2022 school year after a Monday school board meeting.
“It would not include the Monday distance learning. It would include Tuesday through Friday, seated instruction for students and a Monday Workday for Teachers” says Superintendent Dr. Laura Nelson.
School of the Osage went to a four-day seated format for this school year, but Dr. Nelson says Monday’s were designated a ‘distance learning day’ last summer due to COVID 19.
That change allowed the school to see where it was beneficial to both Students and Teachers.
“These are benefits that directly impact Student learning and therefore future success in our mission, so it became very important to us to explore the option of keeping that.”
Dr. Nelson says the school board will make a final decision on the framework two weeks from now on February 22nd.
“Then the next day, we will convene a committee or committees to address the details of the end days, vacations and a few of those specific details related to Teacher work calendars.”
Dr. Nelson says a decrease in school discipline and an increase in student engagement in the current four-day in-seat format are among the reasons School of the Osage is considering the change.