A proposal to start classes in District 186 an hour late, one day per week, is up in the air after concerns were voiced by parents and school board members.
That one hour per week would be used for teacher professional development. But a meeting with a small group of parents found about half either somewhat or strongly opposed to the idea, because of the complications it would cause for parents trying to balance work demands and their child's school schedule.
School board members are also concerned, with some saying they would prefer a one-hour early dismissal once per week. Others aren't sure there's enough time to implement any kind of dramatic change in the school schedule before the calendar must be finalized in mid-June.