O-D Board Weighs School Calendar, Start Time Options

The Oregon-Davis School Board is weighing school calendar options for the 2017-18 academic year. Superintendent Dr. Don Harman has suggested they consider starting classes a week later to accommodate 4-H participants. He’s also proposed a shorter fall break, as that’s when sophomores take the PSAT. Spring break would also be reduced from two weeks to one under the proposal because of ISTEP and other high-stakes assessments. Continue reading

Oregon-Davis Seeks Input on Changes to School Calendar, Start Times

The Oregon-Davis School Corporation is considering changes to its school calendar. Oregon-Davis is in its second year of using the balanced calendar, but now the corporation says it’s researching various options. A range of factors are being considered, including the Starke County 4-H fair, high-stakes testing, and the overall “academic and social growth of all Oregon-Davis students.” Continue reading

O-D School Board Approves School Improvement Plans, Moves Ahead with Curriculum Mapping

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Corporation plans to adjust its curriculum to help boost students’ test scores. Superintendent Don Harman says school improvement plans were approved by the school board Monday. Continue reading

O-D School Board to Consider Contracts, Tour Facilities

Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai
Oregon-Davis School Board members (seated) Andrea McIntosh, Shirley Budka. (standing) Christopher Lawrence, Kurt Hayes, Lee Nagai

The Oregon-Davis School Board will meet in special session tonight to approve a teacher contract for the current school year. That’s one of the items on the agenda for the 6 p.m. meeting at the administration building. Members will also discuss Hoosier Funds and consider a request to move the December board meeting from the 12th to the 19th at 6:30 p.m.

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