Pleasanton just sent out an email slashing instructional time for Grades 1 through 3. Pupils in primary grades 1-3 will attend class 45 minutes per day. That means over 7,000 minutes of instruction time will be lost. That is between one and two months of total instruction time.
Is this what is in store for Pleasanton? Cutting all instructional time to the bare minimum State class time.
This is worse than the ill-fated Lodi Unified Concept 6 staggered start plan which slashed instructional time by one month. This was such a disaster that it was reversed. See the attachments where Los Angeles Unified and Lodi Unified operated year round staggered start schools to decrease class size. Web Link
The ACLU had to sue to abolish this ridiculous set up by 2012 Web Link
Obviously, there are far better solutions to solve problems than cutting instruction time by a month and a half. Has the public had a chance to discuss the possibilities? No.
Why? Because this was done out of the public eye without the key stakeholders in the community, i.e., the parents and the children, having any input on the proposed solution.
Superintendent arbitrarily eliminates month and a half of instruction time for primary grades 1, 2 and 3
Original post made by Kids Deserve Better, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 12, 2012