Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Clearing Up Confusion




Proposed 2007/2008 QHST Time Schedule

Session I

Band Times

Session II

Band Times

Session III

Band Times

M

T

W

Th

F

7:30 – 8:27

1








8:30– 9:27

2

8:30– 9:27

2







9:30 – 10:27

3

9:30 – 10:27

3

9:30 – 10:27

3






10:30 – 11:27

4

10:30 – 11:27

4

10:30 – 11:27

4






11:30 —12:10

5

11:32— 12:10

5

11:32—12:10

5






12:12— 12:50

6

12:10— 12:50

6

12:12 — 12:50

6






12:54– 1:32

7

12:54– 1:32

7

12:52 — 1:32

7






1:34– 2:32

8

1:34– 2:32

8

1:34– 2:32

8





Early Dismissal – staff and students
Session I


2:34– 3:42

9

2:34 – 3:32

9





Early Dismissal – staff and students
Session II



3:34 – 4:32

10





Early Dismissal – staff and students
Session III

* Bands 4, 5, and 6 are forty-minute bands programmable for Lunch, Advisory, DEAR and Electives.



***Please notice this is exactly what we would be voting on if we accept the new SBO schedule change. 12 mins more at the end of the day on MON, TUES, WED, and THURS....and an hour early dismissal on Friday. There are no overlapping periods!!!! The name of the course in each time slot (DEAR, ADVISORY, ELECTIVE, BASKET WEAVING, LUNCH, MATH, HISTORY, or PROJECT LEARN) is not up for a vote.

WE as UFT members are only voting on the time structure. "Passing time" although a valid concern is not what this vote is about. We have the ability to affect START TIME and END TIME (when it changes fromo the UFT contract) .

I think we need to be clear on what we are deciding.

We have the opportunity to have a much smoother programed school.

Please leave your comments here. Rememebr we are not talking about more DEAR, more ADVISORY or more CONTENT AREA "seat time", just a smoother non-overlapping schedule for our school.

2 comments:

Nigel said...

What Walter writes is correct. Of course we will consult on the other aspects (passing time/ advisory etc.) so that we create a schedule that is responsive to needs and concerns.

Similarly, this is true for the "default" schedule. If the vote to adopt the new schedule is not successful, we keep the same three schedules that we currently have - that is the external parameters or start and finish time for each community. We might decide to program within the start and finish times differently so that we do not keep current problems. The latter is not part of a UFT SBO vote.

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