Only a month into 2015, and we're already celebrating the first big win for Oregon kids! At the end of January, the Oregon Board of Education approved changes to instructional hour requirements. Leading up to this decision, we heard much debate, and we saw the board float several different proposals. So what exactly are the final new rules on instructional hour requirements? Here's a simple overview of the changes.
Minimum Hour Requirements:
What Counts as Instruction?
It's worth noting that while it appears the school day lengthens for first through third graders, they are usually in school with fourth and fifth graders. For that reason, it made sense to align the instructional hour requirements.
Do you have any further questions about these new rules? Let us know in the comment section, and we'll be sure to answer.
The Register-Guard: High School Students Deserve Full Schedules
Oregon Department of Education: State Board of Education -- Administrative Rule Summary