<p>WHEREAS: The administration developed elementary school schedule guidelines to ensure that students receive adequate instruction time in core academic subjects; and</p> <p>WHEREAS: The guidelines address significant differences between individual Cambridge Public Schools’ instruction time for particular subjects; and</p> <p>WHEREAS: Schools have created their SY23-24 schedules accordingly; and</p> <p>WHEREAS: Some have interpreted the scheduling guidelines as detailed mandates rather than guidelines, resulting in concerns over rigid learning conditions; and</p> <p>WHEREAS: Caregivers from every CPS school have contacted the School Committee and Superintendent with concerns about reduced play, nutrition, rest, and transition times; and</p> <p>WHEREAS: The superintendent’s team clarified, at the August 8 meeting, that the guidelines would neither prevent extending class meeting times when students need longer nor providing requisite transition time between classes; now therefore be it </p> <p>RESOLVED: that the administration issues written communication to CPS staff confirming that the elementary schedule guidelines are advisory, and that principals and educators have the trust of the Committee and Superintendent to adjust as they see fit. </p>

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
09/19/2023 Adopted

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