Jefferson City School Board tables talks of weekly early dismissal

The Jefferson City School Board is holding off on a plan to have an early dismissal day once a week.  The board met Monday night to discuss the calendar for the upcoming year.  It included a plan to dismiss school 70 minutes early every Monday for staff development.  Board member Ken Enloe proposed tabling the discussion, saying more time was needed to explore options.  He said he does feel teachers need more time for development, as did board member Lindsey Rowden.

“My biggest concern is that I don’t think seventy minutes is enough.  And so I would like, just as Ken said, for us to kind of go to the drawing board and come up with some additional solutions.  I’m not opposed to talking about some really different changes, like a four day school week.”

The board voted to approve the calendar without the early dismissal plan for now.   

Some parents have expressed concern about childcare, but the school district says Y-Care and the Boys and Girls Club can provide after school care.