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Richland School District trying to find new schedule solutions

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RICHLAND, Wash;--After a flood of email's and telephone calls opposing the early release of Richland middle and high schoolers,  the district has decided to change its course.

Parents were mostly concerned that with the 3 proposed schedules their children would miss out on 26 hours of instruction time each year. The district still wants to make time for teachers to be able to meet with each other, but they must find a balanced compromise.

Steve Aagaard of the Richland School District says parents want teachers to collaborate together just with a different schedule format.

"Nobody told us that they didn't think teachers meeting together to talk about student achievement and learning was a bad thing. They just didn't want big chunks of instructional time being taken away from their students and the teachers in the classroom," says Aagaard. 

The first 3 schedules are completely off the table. There will be 2 more meetings that will only be discussing new schedule ideas.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 @ 7:00p.m, Hanford High School

Thursday, Feb. 4 @ 7:00p.m, Enterprise Middle School