Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Year Round Schools

I was reading an article the other day that got me thinking about year round schools. The article talked out the different programs that the CPS and Park District were going to do over the clean up week (this week) to keep kids out of trouble (in certain areas). Do you seriously have to keep them busy for a week to keep them from killing each other??? What is the CPS going to do when they are off for 2 MONTHS STRAIGHT for summer???

There are quite a few CPS schools that are year round. They work on different schedules, so some may have 3 weeks off in November, while some schools are in session. They still do the same amount of days of school, just different break schedules.

Now I will be happy when, next week, my kids will be home on Easter break. No school lunches to make, don't have to worry about uniforms, etc. Woo-hoo! However, a week or two is all I need and want because then I am ready for them to go back to school...See ya later, don't let the door hit you on the way out! Seriously, get out, you're driving me nuts!!!

Personally, and this is my opinion only, I would rather send my kids to school year round. I think they will retain more knowledge with shorter breaks, it would make it easier for parents to arrange daycare, etc.

What do you think. Public or Catholic. Would you prefer year round rather then the straight 10 month calendar our schools have now in 60655?
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