West Burlington Sets Timeline for “Balanced Calendar”

No actions were taken, there was just a lot of discussion about a potential balanced calendar for the West Burlington School District.

Most people would call it “year-round-schooling” but Superintendent Dave Schmitt says that’s not the case. The only difference would be an earlier start date, a later end date, and more breaks in between.

What the West Burlington Board did last night was discuss a timeline that would help them make a decision on the matter by this December.

Schmitt says there is a purpose in making this change…

“Retention, that’s what we’re after.  Reduce the time between education sessions. The assumption we’re making is that it would help retain knowledge.”

They hope to start discussing the idea more seriously with the City of West Burlington in August.