EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) - The Eugene 4J School Board approved a new common schedule Wednesday night. The vote was unanimous for all four high schools to run on the same schedule by September, 2013.
Students will have three terms per year and five 70-minute classes a day.
The decision was made after several months of public comment and surveys, which were gathered by a working group of teachers, councilors and administrators.
Superintendent Sheldon Berman says the new schedule means teachers will have a lighter load with fewer students and the kids will have more time to focus on their studies.
“They can take additional electives, additional courses or accelerate their schedules. The example is that they can take, for example, three math courses in two years and cover a lot of ground.”
Churchill High School will start the new schedule this fall. The other three will take the next year to plan and then start in the fall of 2013.