Apparently, Glendora High School has been working on moving to a Block class schedule. The new schedule would have (3) 95 minute classes on an odd day and (3) 105 minute classes on the even day, however the details of the program are not what I want to talk about.
I would like to address the issue of community engagement and involvement. Last night at the school board meeting the high school staff presented the block schedule plan (report) to the school board as requested by the board in the December 2010 meeting. However there was a large part of the equation missing, community and parent involvement in the process, surely if the high school has been researching this subject for years, as they stated, parents should have enough time to do their own due diligence.
Finally, it has only been within the last month or so that few Glendorans outside of the school board and high school staff, found out about the plan to move to a block schedule, as evidenced by the public attendance of only 6 people. There needs to be a public discussion on block scheduling, as it will affect all of our lives, with small changes like starting school at 8:30am instead of 7:50am, and though starting later may be the best thing, I think the discussion must take place with the entire community.
The school board agrees and has asked the high school to schedule a parent information night at the high school. Glendorans, have your voice heard. I will keep you posted on when the meeting will take place. Also join us at the school Board meetings. see (Schedule)
If you have any question, please call me at (626) 523-1847 or email me by clicking on my name below.
PS. If anyone could start a wikipedia page on the Glendora School Board, please call me !