My 2 Cents: Continuous Learning Calendar - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

My 2 Cents: Continuous Learning Calendar

Posted: Updated:

Kelly Ogle, News 9

Thousands of Oklahoma City families could have their lives, their kids' lives radically changed by the school board next Monday.

The Oklahoma City School board will vote on whether to change the entire district to a year round school year, or continuous learning calendar.

School would start three weeks earlier on August 1 next year. Then in October, two weeks off for fall break. In December, children will have three weeks off for Christmas break. Spring break in March would be two weeks long instead of just one. And finally school would end June 1.

The idea is to limit the long summer stretch kids are away from the classroom, and reduce the amount of learning they forget over that time period.

It's also supposed to give struggling students some tutoring opportunities to catch up during those breaks.

I have to admit, it sounds intriguing, but the summer break is actually only about four weeks shorter. Is it really going to make that big of a difference to students retaining what they've learned?

I'll be interested to hear the school board debate this Monday night.

Oklahoma City School Board To Discuss Year-Round School | Leave Kelly Your 2 Cents, tell us where you're from, and he could read your comments on air.

Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.