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SD 135 adopts action plan

Updated: May 16, 2014 6:28AM



School board members in Orland District 135 on Monday adopted a multi-year guide, laying out priorities for education, staff training and other areas.

The goal is to quickly make the action plan available online, not just for teachers and educators but parents as well, District 135 Supt. Janet Stutz said. Links providing more detailed information on subjects will be included and videos as well, she said.

Stutz said it will be a “working document we will build upon,” noting that the plan is a guide for the board and district administrators to follow and will be adjusted as time goes on.

It’s also part of an effort to offer greater transparency to parents who “can see the progress of things” the district is working on, Stutz said.

She said the plan was developed in part through a series of meetings with parents as well as staff at district schools.

One long-range goal outlined in the plan is the implementation of full-day kindergarten, which the board plans to begin studying, board president Joe La Margo said.

Stutz said making that goal a reality would “take a few years,” and La Margo said the school board needs to examine the logistics of full-day kindergarten.



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