EUGENE, Ore. - After months of deliberation and public input, the third and final draft of the 4J schedule has been completed.
The school board decided on the schedule change to ensure that each school in 4J has a consistent calendar and same days off throughout the year.
4J Spokesperson, Kerry Delf, explained the details of the final schedule and says that there are significant changes. The changes include early release times for Friday, rather than Wednesday, and Middle Schools will now end earlier than suggested in previous drafts.
High schools will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on regular schedule days, while middle schools would have a schedule of 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Elementary schools will run on two-tiered start times.
The decision to change current school times comes after district officials say several schools in the 4J district had different start times, and instructional time didn't meet state requirements.
"This is a win across the board for our families, for our community," said Kerry Delf. "Really moving towards really consistent calendars and schedules that provide enough learning time for our students and help them succeed."
The final draft schedule is currently slated to come back as an action item on June 6th, but Delph says that action time could be pushed back.