(Anita) Next school year, students and faculty in the CAM school district will stop counting days to measure a school year; instead they will count hours.
Iowa lawmakers approved legislation last year that does away with the 180 instructional days requirement school calendars are based off of and changed it to 1,080 hours.
Proponents said the switch would give local school boards more say over how to design a school year that’s best for their students.
The CAM school board approved the change at Monday nights’ school board meeting to change student contact time from 180-days, to the state minimum 1080 hours starting next school year.
The school board also approved the leasing of two buses for around $86,000 and $89,000. Agreed to apply for state funding for the first year of the teachers leadership program, and approved the resignation of Middle School English teacher Jan Waddell.
The meeting was held at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center at CAM High School.
January 21, 2014