Twin Falls students will get out early on Mondays next year.
Meanwhile, teachers will get an extra hour for training, planning and brainstorming.
Twin Falls School District trustees have approved a “Collaboration Monday” schedule for next year, the Twin Falls Times-News reported.
District officials say teachers will be expected to demonstrate what they’ve done during the collaboration time, but the district will respect the schedule, according to the Times-News. “It’s kind of a sacred time for (teachers),” said Tana Schroeder, a member of the committee that put together the proposal.
Afternoon bus routes and student pickup times will move up by an hour on Mondays, and no after-school activities will begin until the end of the collaboration time, the Times-News reported.
The change means Twin Falls will extend the kindergarten schedule by five minutes on Tuesdays through Fridays, according to the Times-News. Other start and stop times will not change.