Time right to look at 'alternatives' in school year

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By The Staff

    With so many innovative things happening in education, one item that really hasn’t been altered in years is the calendar.

    No matter what calendar is finally agreed upon, there will be those who are unhappy.

    As the push to get more instructional days into the calendar before state testing is done in the spring, maybe it is time to at least start discussions on some type of alternative calendar.

    In a recent survey, 40 percent of those who responded mentioned the need to take a look at an alternative calendar. Others in the region are doing it.

    Of course, the state added a couple of days a few years ago and now looks like it might take them back away due to budget cuts.

    Maybe the state legislature needs to look at alternative calendar options or maybe just an alternative way to doing business.