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Schools Look to Add Days, Conferences

add school daysMEDFORD, Ore. — Medford Schools may soon be adding extra days in the classroom, and could bring back parent teacher conferences.

The district eliminated the conferences in 2012 in order to add instructional days. Now, the school board could add five days in the classroom for the upcoming school year, to bring the total instructional days to 175. Superintendent Phil Long said it could also mean the return of the parent teacher conferences.

“It’s trying to get back to a standard where we can provide the full quality education we want for our kids,” Long said.

Next week, the district plans to send out a survey to parents, teachers and administrators, asking what they would like to see with the reinstated parent teacher conferences, and what times would be most convenient.