Rogue River School Board Continues Year-Round School Discussion

It won't happen anytime soon, but the school district is working to give the community an idea of what it would look like.

Posted: Jan 31, 2018 6:29 PM
Updated: Jan 31, 2018 6:35 PM

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. -- The Rogue River School Board is still talking about having year-round school. This is an update to a story NewsWatch 12 first brought you in October. It won't happen anytime soon, but the school district is working to give the community an idea of what it would look like.

Robert Hileman, Chairman of the Rogue River School Board, said year-round school can benefit students academically.

"There are a lot of different models out there and what we're looking at is a single track model, which means the entire school district all goes to school at the same time like we are now," Hileman said.

Rogue River High School Senior Travis Palos said he agrees having a shorter Summer vacation could be a benefit.

"When we come back we start the year off basically doing the exact same stuff we learned the previous year as review and then about the middle of the year would be about when we started doing newer stuff," Palos said.

The model the board would look at would have students go to school nine weeks in a row and then have three weeks off. 

"So you kind of leap frog like that through the year until you get to summertime and then you have six weeks off for summer and during that time you'll transition from one grade to the next," Hileman said.

That's when students would have six weeks off for summer vacation.

High School Senior Chase Brewer said he wouldn't be happy with six weeks.

"That's not a whole lot because I mean families are always big and it's not a whole lot of time to just see everyone and see all my old friends.  I mean a couple months was normally pretty good, but six weeks I mean that'd be kind of cutting it for me," Brewer said.

Hileman said summertime has been a big topic of concern for parents and students.

"There's a lot that goes on in the summer so we're not talking about taking away the summer completely, just shortening it quite a bit to allow for better academic enrichment," Hileman said. 

Hileman said there are still many conversations to be had before anything moves that far along.

"We've got building issues where we couldn't even look at something you know probably until the 2019 2020 school year at the earliest."

Hileman said the board will continue to take feedback from community members and talk about if the idea would be possible.

"Each meeting that we progress further in our regular school board meetings, we'll probably look at starting a committee to really start to dive into the weeds on it. Maybe a committee that includes community members as well," Hileman said.

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