Well, that didn't last long.
The Knox County Schools Board of Education will take up the matter of
changing high schools students' schedules - at a later date.
That was the decision made at Monday's mid-month work session, where board members discussed high school block scheduling.
of the district's high schools currently operate under a block
scheduling format of some type, which consists of four 90-minute classes
A more traditional schedule could save the district
money, according to a third party company called the Parthenon Group.
After conducting a "Smarter Spending Plan" study on Knox County Schools
several years ago, the Parthenon Group recommended changing the schedule
as a way to save money.
The more traditional schedule would consist of seven classes of 45 minutes each.
the move could save the district millions of dollars - estimated
between $6 million and $8 million - it would likely result in the loss
of teaching jobs through attrition and layoffs.
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