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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Oregon School District to hold informational meetings about possible 2020-2021 school year changes

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Oregon School District to hold informational meetings about possible 2020-2021 school year changes
Oregon School District to hold informational meetings about possible 2020-2021 school year changes

Oregon School District is building a new elementary school and with that, possible changes will be made next school year to accommodate district growth.

One at waukesha south high school.

The oregon school district is deciding whether to make some changes for next school year-- holding an informational meeting tonight.

Those changes include changing start times-- and possibility of adding up to 25 minutes to the school day for elementary students.

Gabriella bachara joins us with more ahead of tonight's meeting.

According to the working plan for the 20-20 to 20-21 school year schedule... elementary students would start earlier and middle and high school students would start later because of reseach that shows the older students need more sleep.... according to the c-d-c.

Some elementary school parents are concerned with how this will affect their child.

(pkg) <heather garrison/mother of elementary student> "it comes down to the kids and what's best for them and then how can we can build programming around that to make it work for families in the district."

Oregon school district is preparing to make changes with the addition of another elementary school.

<heather garrison/mother of elementary student> "i'm a little bit nervous about making the earlier start time for elementary to make that happen and i'm hoping that the school district can come up with a way, a solution to make sure that both the groups are accomodated."

With that... the school hours could change next year... having elementary students start at 7:45 a-m and middle and highschool students at 8:30... adding minutes to the school day.

<heather garrison/mother of elementary student> "that just doesn't seem like these little kiddos need to be at school as long."

But superintendent brian busler says that time won't be added to class time.

<brian busler/superintendent , oregon school district> "our plan administratively is not to add this in terms of instructional time.

We are looking at making this a less hurried day but whether its 10 minutes 15 minutes or 20 minutes that's still open to discussion and we want to wait and get all the feedback from parents and our teachers before we make a reccomendation to the school board."

And busler says he encourages all parents to express their thoughts and concerns with the district.

<brian busler/superintendent , oregon school district> "we are very open to that.

That's one of the reasons we are doing three parent informational meetings."

The meeting begins at 6:30 tonight in the oregon middle school cafeteria.

The school district will be there to listen to any

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