School District 196 officials want to make two changes to the 2012-13 academic year that would give staff more professional development and assessment time, but may mean students spend less time in class.
The District 196 School Board is expected to vote on the measures on Monday evening during of the board's regular meeting at Dakota Ridge School in Apple Valley. The meeting begins at 6 p.m.
The first of the proposed changes includes the addition of three training days throughout the school year for district teachers. The second proposed change is the implementation of one-on-one assessment meetings between elementary-level teachers and students before the start of the school year.
Proponents say the changes will improve students' academic performance and help create a more personalized learning environment.
To read more about the proposed schedule changes, .
To view the full agenda for the school board meeting on Monday, click here.