After months of study, a review team is recommending that Springfield’s three public high schools move to a trimester schedule.
The schedule would give students five longer-class periods each day instead of seven shorter ones, and would split the year up into three 12-week trimesters, instead of two 18-week semesters.
The team says trimester scheduling will save a million dollars over the school year, while still giving students the ability to take more electives.
Teachers at the high schools will vote on the concept over the next few weeks.
If 80-percent approve, then the school board must decide whether to implement the change, and how quickly to do so.