Eugene (KMTR) - The push to unify the schedules at Eugene’s high schools has come down to a choice between two options. A group of more than 30 teachers, administrators and counselors has narrowed the choice down from three options.
The first is called a three-by-five schedule; three terms with five 70-minute classes each day. The class sizes would average about 31 students.
The second surviving option is a four-by-four schedule; four terms with four 90-minute classes per day with an average of 33 students per class.
The Eugene 4j School District wants to move to a common schedule for all high schools to better align courses within each school and across the district. It would also allow students to take classes on other 4j school campuses and on the campuses the University of Oregon and Lane Community College. The school board believes this move would also streamline operations, save money and optimize teaching time for instructors.
A final decision will be made on March 21.
Meanwhile, another public input session is scheduled for Wednesday night, March 7 at at the District 4j Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene.