EDUCATION + SCHOOLS

Alpine district proposes changes that concern some parents

May 1, 2021, 1:46 PM

ALPINE, Utah — Some parents in the Alpine School District are concerned about possible changes coming to their schools.

The possibilities were discussed at a school board meeting this week. One of the proposals for Alpine district elementary schools would standardize the hours at which schools start and end their days, eliminating early and late tracks.

 The district told KSL5 TV that standardized times would decrease disruptions to students, and give teachers more time to prepare lesson plans.

The proposals for secondary schools in the district include either having in-person classes all week with one “early out” day or having an early release on all five days.

Alpine spokesperson David Stephenson said the different possibilities for instructing students arose from the COVID-19 pandemic.

KSL TV reporter Ladd Eagen says the district’s employees will work through the weekend to come up with finalized proposals, which will then be sent to parents.

Eagan reports that a decision could be made as early as May 11.

The Alpine School District is Utah’s largest school district. When it sent surveys to parents, teachers, and students asking about possible changes to the school day, they received more than 21,000 responses.

 

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