School Board Adopts ABC Block Schedule to replace 4X4 Block Schedule at MHSJanuary 22nd, 2014 by iPhone
The Monticello School Board voted 4-1 to adopt the ABC Block Schedule to replace the 4X4 Block Schedule, currently in use at Monticello High School.
Video of the meeting will be posted later tonight, along with comments by parents and the school district.
The ABC Block schedule is different from the ABC Modified Block (which was discussed at a recent community parents meeting) because the ABC Block has all 8 classes meeting on Friday, for 50 and 55 minutes each.
Superintendant Bobby Harper told those present, “With all of things that we have facing up, I just feel like this is the right thing to do, and if it falls on its face, it’s my fault. But this schedule allows us to work in teams. It allows us to talk about about research and to talk about our kids.”
During the discussion about the ABC Modified Block, as compared to the ABC Block, MHS princial Jim Lucas reported, “After the Sunday meeting, there were so many issues with pairing classes up, I told the group there, the only way we can make sure this works is to go with an ABC Schedule.” This way, students “will have the same schedule every week.”
The revised recommendation caught the visiting parents in the room offguard, prompting one of them to comment after the meeting, “They just voted yes on something they had never seen. The parents and the students had never seen it. They didn’t address how it will effect the music, athletics, oec classes or students who wanted to be honors graduate, who now can’t because they can’t take 2 foreign languages during the same year.”
The vote to make the change passed with by a 4-1 margin, with Keith Wells being the only “no” vote.