Owen Schefer proposes a “conveyor belt” schedule, with eight classes, seven of which would meet each day.
Judy Olsen supports the change to provide more opportunity for exploration and classes such as keyboarding.
“The academic rigor” creates the need for longer “core” subject classes, says Cedar Lee Principal Steve Parker.
Connor Rogers says he hopes the music program will remain unchanged when he gets to Cedar Lee.
When we talk about taking time away in music, we’re really talking about reducing time to help them learn other subjects.
— Jared Jensen
• Topic: Proposed middle school schedule and program changes
• When: Wednesday, June 12
• Where: Auburn Middle School
• Agency: System administrators and principals of Fauquier’s 5 middle schools
• Length: 2 hours and 5 minutes, with 1 hour and 45 minutes devoted to public comments
• Speakers: 34, with 31 against proposal and 3 in favor
• Issues: Potential reduction of class time devoted to music and, for some students, physical education; opportunities for greater student “exploration” and increased time for “core” classes and foreign languages
• Next: Administrators will consider options and work toward recommendation to Superintendent David Jeck by November